Skeldon, Guyana

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Skeldon
Skeldon is located in Guyana
Skeldon
Skeldon
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°53′N 57°8′W / 5.883°N 57.133°W / 5.883; -57.133Coordinates: 5°53′N 57°8′W / 5.883°N 57.133°W / 5.883; -57.133
Country Guyana
RegionEast Berbice-Corentyne
Population
 (2009)
 • Total4,380

Skeldon is a small town in eastern coastal Guyana, on the estuary of the Courantyne River, which forms Guyana's border with Suriname. As of 2009 it had an estimated population of 4,380.[1]

Economy[edit]

Sugar production forms the backbone to the local economy. The Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana's main sugar processing company, has a factory and works at Skeldon.

Transport[edit]

The town is served by several buses that connect the town to Georgetown and other villages. At Moleson Creek, the Stelling with Ferry services to Suriname is located. There is an airstrip for small aircraft within GuySuco's Skeldon Sugar Estate's premises.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guyana: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2009.