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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.
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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.

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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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On the other hand, however, the nation has been militarily threatened by Venezuela, which reasserted a historic claim to Guyana's Essequibo region coinciding with the discovery of oil in fields whose ownership would be impacted by that claim.
Large-and small-scale operations were coterminous in the same areas: a timber train operated from Wismar on the Demerara River to Rockstone on the Essequibo River; big logs were extracted from the Sprostons' grants on the Essequibo River; balata bleeders were licensed and regulated to and from their epic journeys in the deep interior of the country: 'we found that a balata boat of Thom and Cameron had arrived from the upper Essequibo with about forty bleeders and some ten thousand odd pounds of balata' (Bennett 2003, 119-166).
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."
Caracas issued a decree May 27 laying claim to waters off the Essequibo, a disputed territory that borders Venezuela and encompasses more than half of Guyana.
Tipo: British Guiana: Demerara, Essequibo River, Jenman s.n.
The best known was the Plantation Devonshire Castle Revolt on the Essequibo Coast in 1872.
Geshiedenis van de kolonien Essequibo, Demerary en Berbice van de vestiging der Nederlanders aldaar tot op onzen tijd.
On April 10th, 2014 beneficiaries of US programs will join CADVA in a UNITED effort along with special invited guests at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel in the Essequibo Room to Honor Ambassador Hardt.