A report on British Guiana, Demerara and Guyana
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.- Demerara
Since 1966 it has been known as the independent nation of Guyana.- British Guiana
It was a Dutch colony until 1815 and a county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966.- Demerara
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).- Guyana
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Berbice is a region along the Berbice River in Guyana, which was between 1627 and 1815 a colony of the Dutch Republic.
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.