Leonora, Guyana

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Leonora is a village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region 3), one of Guyana's 10 regions. Its subdivisions are Pasture, Sea Field, Para Field, Groenveldt and Sea Spray. The neighboring villages are Anna Catherina and Uitvlugt. Leonora encompasses an area of about 13 square kilometres (5 sq mi), once part of the Parish of St. Luke. It stretches from Edinburgh in the east to Stewartville in the west, and from the Atlantic Ocean in the north, to the south as far as the West Demerara Water Conservancy.[1]

Leonora was named after the historical 7,942 acre Leonora sugar plantation, which operated from before 1789[2] until the Leonora Estate sugar factory was closed down in December 1986.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wayne, Alex (10 May 2014). "Leonora: The logies are just a memory…". Guyana Chronicle. Georgetown, Guyana. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rewards for apprehension of criminal slaves who are being sought". Plakaatboek Guyana 1670-1816 (in Dutch). Resources Huygens ING. 8 October 1789. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Hollett, Dave (1999). Passage from India to El Dorado: Guyana and the Great Migration. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 262. ISBN 9780838638194. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 6°52′19″N 58°17′21″W / 6.87194°N 58.28904°W / 6.87194; -58.28904

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