A report on Guyana and Essequibo River

Hauling canoe up the headwaters of the Essequibo River
Kaieteur Falls is the world's largest single-drop waterfall by volume.
CushionCraft CC7 hovercraft in North Savannas of Guyana during the filming of "The World About Us: The Forbidden Route".
Leaving Gunns to the unexplored wilderness
Rupununi Savannah
The Expedition team at the source of Sipu river
Satellite image of Guyana from 2004
close to the source area of Sipu river
Anomaloglossus beebei (Kaieteur), specific to the Guianas
The team at the furthest source of the Essequibo River aka the Sipu River
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

The Essequibo River (Spanish: Río Esequibo originally called by Alonso de Ojeda Río Dulce) is the largest river in Guyana, and the largest river between the Orinoco and Amazon.

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Since its independence in 1824, Venezuela has claimed the area of land to the west of the Essequibo River.

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British Guiana

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British colony, part of the mainland British West Indies, which resides on the northern coast of South America.

British colony, part of the mainland British West Indies, which resides on the northern coast of South America.

Map of British Guiana in 1908
Illustration of the Demerara rebellion of 1823
British Guiana and its boundary lines, 1896
Stamp with a portrait of King George VI, 1938

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

Venezuela claimed all lands west of the Essequibo River as its territory (see map in this section).

Venezuela

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Country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea.

Country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea.

The German Welser Armada exploring Venezuela.
El Libertador, Simón Bolívar.
Revolution of 19 April 1810, the beginning of Venezuela's independence, by Martín Tovar y Tovar
The signing of Venezuela's independence, by Martín Tovar y Tovar.
Flag of Venezuela between 1954 and 2006.
Rómulo Betancourt (president 1945–1948 / 1959–1964), one of the major democracy leaders of Venezuela.
Table where the Puntofijo Pact was signed on 31 October 1958
Sabana Grande district, Caracas (1973)
President Carlos Andrés Pérez was impeached on corruption charges in 1993.
Chávez with fellow South American presidents Néstor Kirchner of Argentina and Lula da Silva of Brazil
Nicolás Maduro with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the 48th Mercosur Summit in Brazil in 2015.
Maduro was inaugurated for a contested and controversial second term on 10 January 2019.
Topographic map of Venezuela
Venezuela map of Köppen climate classification
The national animal of Venezuela is the troupial (Icterus icterus),
Valencia Lake, formerly praised by Alexander von Humboldt for its beauty, is massively polluted due to the countless sewage systems pouring residuals.
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Bolívar Peak, the highest mountain in Venezuela
Los Llanos, Apure state
Valle de Mifafí, Mérida State
Médanos de Coro National Park, Falcón State
National Assembly of Venezuela building
Protests in Altamira, Caracas (2014)
The Guayana Esequiba claim area is a territory administered by Guyana and historically claimed by Venezuela.
President Maduro among other Latin American leaders participating in a 2017 ALBA gathering
A Sukhoi Su-30MKV of the Venezuelan Air Force
Map of the Venezuelan federation
A proportional representation of Venezuela exports, 2019
Líder Mall, one of the main shopping centers in Caracas
Ángel falls one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, the world highest waterfall
Empty shelves in a store in Venezuela due to shortages in 2014
Venezuela's exports of crude oil from January 2018 to December 2019
A map of world oil reserves according to OPEC, 2013. Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves.
Caracas Metro in Los Jardines Station
The Venezuelan Academy of Language studies the development of the Spanish in the country.
University Hospital, Central University of Venezuela
Illiteracy rate in Venezuela based on data from UNESCO and the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Venezuela
The joropo, as depicted in a 1912 drawing by Eloy Palacios
Antonio Herrera Toro, self portrait 1880
The Guanaguanare dance, a popular dance in Portuguesa State
Venezuela national baseball team in 2015
Venezuela national football team, popularly known as the "Vinotinto"
Venezuelan diaspora in the world
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The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana.

Other basins are the Gulf of Paria and the Esequibo River.

Inspector Barnes in the Venezuelan station.

Cuyuni River

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Inspector Barnes in the Venezuelan station.

The Cuyuni River is a South American river and a tributary of the Essequibo River.

It rises in the Guiana Highlands of Venezuela, where it descends northward to El Dorado, and turns eastward to meander through the tropical rain forests of the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana.

A map of the rivers, including the Rupununi, that flow through Guyana

Rupununi

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Region in the south-west of Guyana, bordering the Brazilian Amazon.

Region in the south-west of Guyana, bordering the Brazilian Amazon.

A map of the rivers, including the Rupununi, that flow through Guyana
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The elusive Jaguar
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An Amerindian family traveling on the Rupununi River

The Rupununi River is one of the main tributaries of the Essequibo River and is located in southern Guyana.

Kaieteur Falls September 2007

Kaieteur Falls

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World's largest single drop waterfall by water volume.

World's largest single drop waterfall by water volume.

Kaieteur Falls September 2007
Kaietur Falls in the Dry Season, Feb 2007

Located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park, it sits in a section of the Amazon rainforest included in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana.

The Potaro River empties into the Essequibo River which is the 34th longest river in South America and the longest river in Guyana.

Wai-wai people

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Regions in Guyana.
The Wai-Wai Headdress.

The Wai-wai (also written Waiwai or Wai Wai) are a Carib-speaking Indigenous people of Guyana and northern Brazil.

The Wai-wai in Guyana live in the far south of the country, near the headwaters of the Essequibo River.