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OK, I'll try! I visited Guyana in November 2003 to do voluntary health work for a short time. Resources about the country on the net are few and far between...
-- Huttite 00:54, 12 Jun 2004 (EDT)

Regions[edit]

Do we really need 10 regions for a country with 700,000 people? Surely there is a more logical way to split the country? Jpatokal 02:13, 30 October 2009 (EDT)

The ten current regions just follow bureaucratic divisions and little or no thought has been given to this from a WT perspective. I am underway with drawing a map of the country, and after a fair bit of reading (this geographical summary is especially helpful), I would propose regionalising as follows:
  • Guyanese Coastal Plain - Barima Waini, Pomeroon Supenaam, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica, Mahaica-Berbice.
All 10 existing region articles to be merged and re-directed as appropriate.
The geography of this 3 region proposal definitely makes sense. Any comments gratefully received. --Burmesedays 00:22, 19 January 2010 (EST)
Guyana Regions map.png

The almost finished map with regions clearly shown looks like this. I think it makes sense. --Burmesedays 03:57, 19 January 2010 (EST)

What is the rationale for the eastern region? In particular, why break off that one piece of coast from the rest? --Peter Talk 15:45, 19 January 2010 (EST)
I was trying not to split the huge Berbice-Corentyne province in the east. I could take a little bit off the north and put it into the Coastal Plain region. Further south from the coast, the eastern region boundary is driven by the geography of river plains and the mountains beginning, as well as existing province boundaries. --Burmesedays 05:43, 21 January 2010 (EST)
Guyana Regions map2.png

Here is an alternative which may deal with your concern over splitting the coastal strip. The piece of Correntyne-Berbice which I have chopped off is arbirtary as there are no features I can find to determine a boundary. The land here all appears to be uniform flat marshland and cane plantations. I think you are probably correct with your implication about the coastal region and that this is a better split. --Burmesedays 01:28, 22 January 2010 (EST)

Looks good. I guess the reason for the inland split then is that the western part is mountainous and relatively unpopulated, whereas the east is more settled? --Peter Talk 10:56, 22 January 2010 (EST)
More or less. Mountains vs lowland river plains really.--Burmesedays 13:19, 22 January 2010 (EST)

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