Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Region 10 – Upper Demerara – Berbice

The inland region of Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice contains the largest portion of the hilly sand and clay area. Guyana’s principal bauxite deposits are found in the White Sands area.

The 39,106 people of this ‘bauxite region’ work mainly with bauxite companies Linmine (at Linden and Ituni) and Bermine (at Everton and Kwakwani). The extracted bauxite is exported to make aluminum.
A small portion of the Iwokrama Rainforest Project is located in this Region. Cattle-rearing and forestry are also done on very small scales.

In all of these regions, the economic activities provide the people who live there with the means to earn a living. These activities also help to pay for schools and hospitals in every Region.

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