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  Administrative Regions of Guyana, South America
The region is predominantly forested highland, bordered at the north by a narrow strip of low coastal plain.
The Demerara-Mahaica Region extends East of the Demerara River to the Western bank of the Mahaica River, and is predominantly low coastal plain, with a small portion of the hilly sand and clay region further inland.
Rice farming is the main economic activity of this region, followed by sugar and coconut farming, and beef and dairy cattle ranching.
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  Guyana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guyana is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and west by Brazil and to the west by Venezuela.
Guyana is currently in a border dispute with Suriname, which claims the land east of the Corentyne River in southeastern Guyana.
Guyana's population of 751,223 (Statistics Bureau, 2002) is diverse: the three largest groups are the Indians or Indo-Guyanese (43.5% in 2002) who have remained predominantly rural, the Africans or Afro-Guyanese (30.2%) who constitute the majority urban population, and those of mixed origin (16.7%).
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Guyana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It constitutes the western part of the wider region of Guiana (an Amerindian word meaning Land of Many Waters), and is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south by Brazil, to the west by Venezuela and to the north by the Atlantic Ocean.
Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966 and became the Cooperative Republic in 1970, remaining a member of the Commonwealth.
Guyana's population of roughly 760,000-780,000 is diverse: the three major groups are the Indians or Indo-Guyanese (around 50%) who have remained predominantly rural, the Africans or Afro-Guyanese (about 36%-43%) who constitute the majority urban population, and the Amerindians (around 7%, some estimates say as low as 4%) who live in the country's interior.
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 Guyana Outpost: Wayne's Guyana Page
Guyana, formerly British Guiana, is the only English-speaking country in South America, and its neighbours are Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana) to the west, south and east respectively.
Although on the South American continent, Guyana is regarded as the only country in the West Indies -- the rest of the West Indies are island states.
Guyana has a rich tradition when it comes to folklore.
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 Guyana Natural Regions
It is about 6% of the country's area and is the location where most of the administrative, agricultural, industrial and residential activities are concentrated.
The hilly sand and clay region is found just after the coastal belt, most of it is covered with vegetation, the region is known for its reserves in bauxite.
This region along with the savannahs are Pre Cambrian land forms which are very old.
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 Guyana Regions
In "Administrative Subdivisions of Countries", I estimated ~1970 as the date when Guyana was reorganized from three counties to nine administrative districts.
I estimated ~1986 as the date when Guyana was reorganized from six districts to ten regions.
The following are rivers of Guyana: Barima, Berbice, Courantyne, Cuyuni, Demerara, Essequibo, Mahaica, Mazaruni, Pomeroon, Potaro, Rupununi, Siparuni, Takutu, and Waini.
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Main article: Politics of Guyana Legislative power rests in the unicameral Guyanese parliament, called the National Assembly, with 53 members chosen on the basis of proportional representation from national lists named by the political parties.
Main article: History of Guyana At the time the first Europeans arrived in the area around 1500, Guyana was inhabited by Arawak and Carib tribes of Amerindians.
Main article: Economy of Guyana The main economic activities in Guyana are agriculture (producing rice and Demerara sugar), bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp and minerals.
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 Guyana Birding: Featured Birds in Guyana, South America
In Guyana more than 800 species of birds from 72 different families have been documented.
Guyana's coastal capital city, Georgetown, hosts more than 200 of these species from 39 families alone.
Of the 104 species endemic to the Guiana Shield, 73 have been identified in Guyana.
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 Projects and Special Programmes
The Government is developing the Intermediate Savannahs comprising of 250,000 hectares of virgin undulating land with good agricultural potential.
There have been a number of activities that have been under taken in Guyana relating to organic production such as the Organic Cocoa Project in Region 1 and the Organic Sugar Project at Uitvlugt.
The Poor Rural Communities Support Services Project (PRCSSP) is a community initiated agricultural/rural and community development project, which seeks to alleviate poverty in two coastal regions of Guyana, namely Regions 2 and 3, by increasing rural household incomes.
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