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East Berbice-Corentyne Region, Guyana

Region 6

Last modified: 2020-04-12 by rob raeside
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From "Emblems, Flags and Colours of the Regions of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana", apparently published by the Government of Guyana.

East Berbice-Corentyne - Region No. 6
The East Berbice-Corentyne Region is the only one to include parts of all the four natural [geographic] regions: coastal plain, intermediate savannah, hilly and sandy clay area and forested highland. It is also the only Region with three towns: New Amsterdam, Rose Hall and Corriverton. The population of the Region is 142,839.

This Region, an important rice-producing, cattle-rearing and sugarcane-producing area, is very difficult to drain and irrigate. Because of this, the Torani Canal was dug to join the Berbice River and the Canje Creek. Water flows between the two and provides adequate water for irrigating the land between them.

The area of Black Bush Polder, which used to be a large swamp, was established as a land development scheme. The Government of Guyana gave people land for houses and for farming rice and their own kitchen farms.

Herds of cattle are reared for beef and dairy on the Intermediate Savannahs. Many of the other resources of the Region are not fully exploited. Logging is only conducted on a small scale, although the seasonal forests of this Region can yield a variety of timber.
Jason Saber, 7 June 2019

Flag Concept

The colours used for this flag are green; to represent the rich agricultural heritage and red to represent the zeal of the people. The symbol is the sugar cane.
Jason Saber, 7 June 2019

Bicolor flag

image located by Jens Pattke, 9 June 2019