Oko River and Northwestern Guyana7.0N 59.4W
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.