A report on British GuianaBerbice and Guyana

Map of Berbice around 1720.
Berbice around 1780.
Map of British Guiana in 1908
Berbice and Suriname around 1767.
Kaieteur Falls is the world's largest single-drop waterfall by volume.
Map of Berbice around 1740.
Illustration of the Demerara rebellion of 1823
Berbice in 1802.
Rupununi Savannah
British Guiana and its boundary lines, 1896
Satellite image of Guyana from 2004
Stamp with a portrait of King George VI, 1938
Anomaloglossus beebei (Kaieteur), specific to the Guianas
The hoatzin is the national bird of Guyana.
A tractor in a rice field on Guyana's coastal plain
A proportional representation of Guyana exports, 2019
Thatched roof houses in Guyana
Guyana's population density in 2005 (people per km2)
A graph showing the population of Guyana from 1961 to 2003. The population decline in the 1980s can be clearly seen.
The State House, Guyana's presidential residence
The Supreme Court of Guyana
Guyana's parliament building since 1834
Map of Guyana, showing the Essequibo River and (shaded dark) the river's drainage basin. Venezuela claims territory up to the western bank of the river. The historical claim by the UK included the river basin well into current-day Venezuela.
Cross-border bridge from Guyana to Brazil near Lethem
St George's Cathedral, Georgetown
Providence Stadium as seen from the East Bank Highway

Berbice is a region along the Berbice River in Guyana, which was between 1627 and 1815 a colony of the Dutch Republic.

- Berbice

Since 1966 it has been known as the independent nation of Guyana.

- British Guiana

After having been ceded to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the latter year, it was merged with Essequibo and Demerara to form the colony of British Guiana in 1831.

- Berbice

The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle there, starting in the early 17th century, when they founded the colonies of Essequibo and Berbice, adding Demerara in the mid-18th century.

- British Guiana

It was governed as British Guiana, with a mostly plantation-style economy until the 1950s.

- Guyana

Although Christopher Columbus was the first European to sight Guyana during his third voyage (in 1498), and Sir Walter Raleigh wrote an account in 1596, the Dutch were the first Europeans to establish colonies: Pomeroon (1581), Essequibo (1616), Berbice (1627), and Demerara (1752).

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The Demerara colony in 1759
(Note this map has East at its top.)
See here for its exact location (6° 48' N 58° 10' W).
2 Joes (or 44 Dutch Guilders), Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo (1830s), second issue.
The Demerara colony in 1759
(Note this map has East at its top.)
See here for its exact location (6° 48' N 58° 10' W).

Demerara (Demerary, ) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.

It was a Dutch colony until 1815 and a county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966.

In 1763, a slave uprising took place in neighbouring Berbice.