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Oko River and Northwestern Guyana

7.0N 59.4W

December 9th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Guyana - December 8th, 2010

This APM image focuses on northern Guyana. The land by the Atlantic coast belongs to the Barima-Waini Region of Essequibo, Guyana, a territory in dispute by Guyana and Venezuela. It covers an area of 20,339 km².

The Atlantic coast features a number of beaches, some of which serve as nesting-grounds for marine turtles. The northern and northeastern sections include thousands of acres of rich alluvial soil.

In the full image, part of the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region is also visible to the south. This region covers an area of 47,213 km². Towards the bottom of the full image, the Oko River, a tributary of the Wenamu River, can be seen crossing the region.

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