Mount Sinai is a beautiful little village surrounded by Vryheid, Savannah Park, Angoy’s Avenue and Bermine Scheme in New Amsterdam.
Among the hills on Wismar shore, Linden, lies the village of Victory Valley, home to a population of approximately 2,000 people.
Dun Robin is a tiny village on the Corentyne highway. So small that it consists of approximately eight houses with about five families; it might just be the smallest village in the county of Berbice, or maybe in the entire country.
More than a century ago, an Arawak family of six—two parents with their three daughters and one son—left their home in a little place called Dawa in the Essequibo in search of an area that had enough trees to provide lumber for building.
Studley Park is a quiet little village on the Canal Number One Public Road, 15.5 miles from Vreed-en-Hoop.
Sandville is a new village; it was formally established 2 years ago, but some of its residents had settled there between 4 to 10 years ago.
Uniform is the name of a village situated at the far end of Leguan Island. While there are other villages beyond it, Uniform is the last that is inhabited by people. Though the village is relatively big, not many people live there; it has been adversely affected by migration.
Tucked between Lima and Danielstown on the Essequibo Coast is the tiny village spanning a hundred rods in length called Coffee Grove. The village, which now thrives mainly on rice farming, was previously a coffee plantation and this is where it got its name.
Lonsdale Village located on the upper East Bank Berbice may be one of the most populated villages on that end, although it houses just about 100 persons.
Eighty-one kilometres from the city sits the village of Ross between Brahan and Yeoville on the West Coast Berbice.
Loo Creek spans a vast area on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway but is sparsely populated.
In the heart of Canal Number One, just seven villages from the Conservancy Dam is the charming little village of Jacoba Constantia.
Beautiful and breezy, Kiltairn Village is located just before Eversham Village on the Corentyne in Berbice when travelling from New Amsterdam.
Tucked away in the district of Mahaica some 20 miles from the city is the village of Unity, which is divided into three sub-villages: Unity, Lancaster and Mosquito Hall.
Waiakabra is a village on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. Not many people are familiar with it as it is often mistaken to be part of Kuru Kururu, which is situated opposite; others think it is called Ideal owing to the name of the road.
Adventure on the Linden/Soesdyke High-way is a mixed community with a large percentage of Amerindians.
Swan, situated off the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, is an Amerindian community that is home to approximately 415 people.
Belle West Housing Scheme sits in the heart of Canal Number Two, bordered by the village of Clay Brick (west), sugarcane fields (east and south) and the main canal to the north.
The Jib is a peculiar, tiny village situated approximately 28.6 miles from the speedboat jetty at Supenaam and is a haven for its 200-plus residents.
Rotterdam Village is located on the East Bank of the Berbice River with a population of just about 70.
Approximately 56 miles from the capital city, the village of Experiment on the West Coast Berbice sits between Naarstigheid and Hope (Bath Settlement).
Sans Souci is situated along the Canal Number One Road between Studley Park and L’Esperance and is two villages away from the Conservancy.
Fyrish is situated on the Corentyne Coast 10.9 miles from New Amsterdam and close to three miles from Rose Hall Town.
West Watooka is situated in Wismar, Linden and is home to a warm bunch of people about 500 in total of mostly African Guyanese and Amerindian descent.
Saint John is on the West Coast Berbice, 55 miles from the capital and is home to 800 residents.
Bethany is a charming little village in the Pomeroon/Supenaam region. According to a recent census, it has approximately 406 residents, who thrive mainly on logging and farming activities.
Deep within Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara and three villages before the conservancy dam is the tiny village of Soesdyke, flanked by Endeavour and Good Land.
Number 43/Joppa Village located on the Corentyne, Berbice in Region Six is self-sufficient, simple, free, and non-violent, a village of “one big family”, according to residents.
Nestled in the forest along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, some 50 miles from the capital is the village of Kairuni.
El Dorado Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) is situated 70 kilometres from Georgetown.
Bel-Air and Dublin are grants in the Pomeroon River, approximately nine miles from Charity on the Essequibo Coast and home to some 25 persons.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Good Land is situated in Canal Number One, about seven and a half miles from the junction with Bagotville.
Belfield is a tiny village on the western side of Leguan with a small population of some 70 persons, predominantly Indian Guyanese.
Story and photos by Bebi Oosman Bengal Village located on the Corentyne in Berbice used to be home to hundreds of Guyanese, however, migration to foreign lands has seen the numbers greatly diminished.
Voorzigtigheid was what it was once called, today it’s known as Jonestown, a sprawling village situated at Mahaica some 37.5 kilometres from the city tucked between Hand-en-Veldt and the vegetation leading to the Atlantic Ocean.
Story and photos Richmond Village on the Essequibo Coast is 40 minutes away from Anna Regina and approximately 37 kilometres from the Supenaam jetty.
Buck Hill, in Wismar, Linden, is a haven for its more than 100 residents—including a large percentage of children.
Photo by Joanna dhanraj Rising Sun is a tiny, sleepy West Coast Berbice village, approximately 76 kilometres from Georgetown; there are less than a dozen families residing there.
Vilvoorden, Essequibo Coast is a small community of just more than 100 people, approximately nine kilometres from the Supenaam Jetty and between Middlesex and Fairfield.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Block 22 is situated in Wismar, Linden and although the village has approximately 1,500 residents, not many Guyanese have heard of it.
Adelphi is one of the more populated and diverse villages in the Canje area.
Blueberry Hill, is a beautiful village situated on one of the hills in Wismar, Linden and is a haven to the more than 1,500 people living there.
Helena Number 2 is a village situated in Mahaica and close to the Mahaica River Bridge which separates it from another village called Wilhelmina.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Approximately 48 kilometres from Georgetown and bordered by Fairfield and Carlton Hall with its expanse stretching to the Atlantic on one side and the rice fields on the other is the community of Broomhall.
Hauraruni is a Christian cooperative approximately 34 miles from Georgetown or 15 miles from the Soesdyke junction on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Hampshire on the Corentyne, Berbice is situated 12.7 miles from the Government Buildings in New Amsterdam and is home to hundreds of residents; it is flanked on either side by Belvedere and Williamsburg.
A friendly little village in Mahaicony situated approximately 51 kilometres from Georgetown, Cottage is a haven to its more than 250 residents, whose foreparents reportedly took up residence there in the mid-1800s.
Just 11.5 kilometres from Supenaam is the serene and peaceful little village of Pomona.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Goedverwagting, East Cost Demerara is enclosed by Sparendaam, Ogle, farmland and the Atlantic Ocean in the north.
Amsterdam is a community situated on the eastern side of Leguan enclosed by villages Canefield and Endeavour, rice fields and the seawall that keeps the Essequibo at bay.