REGION 1

 

 

Barima-Waini

Region 1 Guyana

The Barima/Waini region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity, which borders a narrow strip of coastal plain and extends to the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Waini River.

The region has an area of 7560 square miles (19580 square kilometers). It is primarily known for its variety in species of hardwood and hinterland forests.

Place names

  • Shell Beach (Protected Area)
  • Mabaruma (town)
  • Port Kaituma (settlement)
  • Mathews Ridge (settlement)

Economic Activities

  • Logging
  • Mining (gold, diamond)
  • Agriculture¬† (coffee, ground provisions, fruits)