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Essequibo

(ĕsākē`bō), longest river of Guyana, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising in the Guiana Highlands, S Guyana, and flowing generally N to the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the river's course is broken by rapids and waterfalls. There are many islands in its wide estuary. Bartica, the chief town on the river, is at the head of oceangoing navigation; gold, diamonds, and timber are moved on the river. With its tributaries the Essequibo drains more than half of Guyana.

Essequibo

 

a river in South America, in Guyana. The Essequibo is 970 km long and drains an area of about 155,000 sq km. It rises in the Guiana Highlands and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, forming an estuary that reaches a width of 25 km. The Essequibo, which carries a large water volume, has rapids and waterfalls; the mean flow rate is approximately 3,000 cu m per sec. The estuary of the Essequibo is navigable as far as the city of Bartica.

Essequibo

a river in Guyana, rising near the Brazilian border and flowing north to the Atlantic: drains over half of Guyana. Length: 1014 km (630 miles)
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Immediately after Guyana became independent from Britain in 1966, Venezuela took advantage of Guyana's small size and population and began plotting to seize the Essequibo territory.
That day, Maduro announced a series of steps related to what he called "Guyana's escalating aggressions in the historic claim to the Essequibo territory.
Venezuela "will not recognize any law or contractual obligations by third states, agencies, international financial institutions or private corporations that engages Guyana over the sovereignty or existing resources on the seafront of the Essequibo," the letter said.
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The conflict was stirred up by local media reports that Exxon Mobil Corp, in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, is exploring for crude off the coast of the disputed Essequibo region.
In 1962 Venezuela challenged a previously accepted 1899 international arbitration award, and claimed all of Guyana west of the Essequibo River--62% of Guyana's territory.
Similarly, the Dutch West Indies Company, endeavoring to attract colonists to the "Wild Coast" of Guiana in Essequibo, promised on November 12, 1657, "that they would treat the Jews as their own burghers" and on November 15, further guaranteed "that all Jews shall be accepted as burghers, even as the natives of the Province of Zeeland who take up their residence in the aforementioned places.
With "grim and unflagging fury" (Faulkner 42) he was planting a culture, a dynasty out of the mud of the Essequibo.
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BRITISH GUIANA: Region Essequibo, Takutu 240 m, 01[degrees] 21' 33" N, 58[degrees] 46' 22" W, Clarke 2795 (NY); Mazaruni.
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Other material: GUYANA: Essequibo: 2 [male],2 [female], Shudicar River, upper Essequibo River (07[degrees]02 N, 058[degrees]27 W), 1 January 1938, W.