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South Ruimveldt Park in Demerara-Mahaica (region) is a city located in Guyana close to Georgetown, the country's capital town.

Current time in South Ruimveldt Park is now 04:03 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "America / Guyana" with an UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on your budget, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Wales, Vreed-en-Hoop, Schoonord, Plaisance, Mabaruma or North East La Penitence. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Lodge, La Penitence, Lamaha Gardens, Tucville, Festival City and Meadow Brook Gardens. There are 5 airports near South Ruimveldt Park. The nearest airport we have records of is Ogle Airport (IATA: OGL) with a distance of 3 mi (or 4.1 km) North-East of the city centre of South Ruimveldt Park.

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Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 26°C / 79 °F

Morning Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Chance of rainfall 7%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1028.1 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 44% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain
Moderate rain

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Light rain Day: 29°C (85 °F)
Night: 27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Light rain Day: 29°C (85 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, few clouds.

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Light rain Day: 29°C (85 °F)
Night: 27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.

Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

National Cultural Centre (Guyana)

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The National Cultural Centre, the premier auditorium for cultural presentations in Guyana, is located on Homestretch Avenue, D’Urban Park, in Georgetown. It rises 62 feet, is 240 feet long and 115 feet wide, and seats about 2,000 people. Its stage is 48 feet deep with an orchestra pit, and has a 72-foot wide and 20-foot high opening. The Centre is decorated with a chandelier made of local woods over the main staircase, and a Denis Williams mural, entitled "Memorabilia 11". After the destruction of the Assembly Rooms, the auditoriums of Queen's College and St Rose's High School were mainly used for major cultural presentations, but these were clearly inadequate venues for ambitious theatre. The idea of establishing a National Cultural Centre can be traced back to 1951 when a foundation stone was laid on the site that now houses the Bank of Guyana building. The decision to erect the Centre was made early in 1971 and Guyanese architects were invited to submit designs for the building in a competition held that year. From the four entries received, the design submitted by Norris Mitchell Associates was selected. It was hoped that the building of the Centre would be finished in time for the first Caribbean Festival Creative Arts which Guyana hosted in 1972. However, this was not to be. The unfinished structure was used anyway, with the aid of three large canvas tents to complete the roofing, and coconut palm fronts as walls. The Jamaica National Ballet was the first group to perform there, as part of Carifesta 72. After many delays the National Cultural Centre was officially opened on 16 May 1976.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Event venues established in 1976
  • Georgetown, Guyana

Unity Village, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Unity Village is a rural village in the East Coast district of the Demerara region of Guyana. The village is notable for being the birthplace of both Shivnarine Chanderpaul, former captain of the West Indies cricket team and Bharrat Jagdeo, president of Guyana.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Populated places in Guyana

Georgetown International Academy

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Georgetown International Academy is a private, coeducational day school in Georgetown, Guyana, which offers an educational program compatible with the United States system for nursery through grade 12. The School has been in operation since 1971. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending approximately from the end of August to the end of January and from the end of January to the middle of June.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Education in Guyana
  • Educational institutions established in 1971
  • Schools in Guyana

Castellani House, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Castellani House is a large nineteenth-century building, which is situated on the corner of Vlissengen Road and Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown, Guyana. It was designed and constructed by the Maltese architect, Cesar Castellani, between 1879 and 1882. Originally serving as a residence for colonial government officials, Castellani House has been the home of Guyana's National Art Gallery since 1993.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Articles created via the Article Wizard
  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Historic sites in Guyana
  • Houses completed in 1882

The Business School Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: The Business School Guyana homepage

The Business School was founded in 1975 by Erma Bovell. Bovell, a deeply religious individual, started the school to provide secretarial training for girls from low-income households. These girls were unable to get an education in the public school system in Guyana. This training provided them opportunities to gain employment and to play a positive role in their curriculum. The Business School is located in the heart of Georgetown, Guyana at 43 Brickdam. A large, modern building contains facilities for teaching Computer Science, Drama, Arts, Business and Accounting, Science and Corporate Training programmes. Over the years the college has grown and now offers a wide range of courses within a number of faculties. The Business School admits students of any race, colour, nation or ethnic origin. All students have equal access to the privileges, programmes and activities of the school. The Business School – High School was established in September 1997. At that time only forms 3 to 5 were available and students were prepared to write the CXC Business Subjects. In September 2000 the High School admitted students for forms 1 to 5. The curriculum now includes Science, the Humanities, Information Technology and Business.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Education in Guyana
  • Educational institutions established in 1975

Pattensen, Turkeyen (Sophia)

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The area developed during 1986, when land previously used for the cultivation of rice and rearing of fish began to be occupied. The area was called “farmers field” since it was used mainly for farming. However, a few short years later almost 400 persons had moved into the area. It was all swamp and mud when persons decided to use the area for housing. Even though settling on the land was considered illegal at the time, persons continued to occupy the land and by 1991, bridges creating linkages to other sections east, now known as Liliendaal and Pattensen (south) were constructed. Soon the area became known as one of the largest “squatter” settlements. This caught the attention of law enforcement officials who started a campaign to restrict persons from expanding. However, zeal for development and property ownership coupled with predominantly vulnerable, low income women and men who needed land and a place to call home resulted in mobilization and lobbying by “squatters” for the regularization of the area. Persistence and determination resulted in the area becoming one of the largest squatting settlements in the country to be converted into a housing scheme commonly known as “Sophia”.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Georgetown, Guyana

University of Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: University of Guyana homepage

The University of Guyana, in Georgetown, Guyana, is a public university established in 1963 by the Guyanese government.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Educational institutions established in 1963
  • Schools in Guyana
  • Universities and colleges in the Caribbean
  • Universities in Guyana
  • University of Guyana

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Guyana)

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the government ministry of Guyana responsible for directing the nation's external relations and the operations of its international diplomatic missions. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has directed the ministry as Minister of Foreign Affairs since April 2008. The ministry is located in Guyana's capital city, Georgetown.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Foreign affairs ministries
  • Government of Guyana
  • Politics of Guyana

Guyana Zoo

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Guyana Zoo homepage

Guyana Zoo (officially Guyana Zoological Park) is a zoo located in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. The zoo officially opened in 1952, but its grounds had been used as botanical gardens since 1895. Some of its most popular attractions are Harpy Eagles and manatees. As of 2005, the zoo had approximately 25 staff. The Calgary Zoo has partnered with Guyana Zoo as "sister" zoos.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Zoos in Guyana

State House, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

State House (formerly "Government House") located in Georgetown, is the official residence of the President of Guyana. It was previously the official residence of the Governor of British Guiana before the colony gained independence and became Guyana. The building dates back to 1858. It was the residence of the Governor General and in 1970, the country's first president, Arthur Chung, resided there. Former presidents Forbes Burnham and Hugh Desmond Hoyte resided instead in Castellani House which now houses the Guyana National Art Gallery. In 1992, Dr. Cheddi Jagan, after being elected president, moved into State House and since then it has served as the official residence of the President of Guyana. This building is a collection of additions but there are a few distinctive characteristics such as the Georgian six-paned windows and the "Demerara windows."

This attraction is classified as:

  • British Guiana
  • Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth
  • Government buildings completed in 1858
  • Official residences in Guyana
  • Presidential palaces

Bourda Cemetery, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Bourda Cemetery is an eighteenth-century cemetery situated on Bourda Street in Georgetown, Guyana. Formerly known as "Bourda's Walk", Bourda cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Georgetown, and the only surviving plantation cemetery in the city. It is considered a national landmark and has been listed as a national monument by the National Trust of Guyana.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Articles created via the Article Wizard
  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Historic sites in Guyana

Capture of Demerara and Essequibo

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Capture of Demerara and Essequibo was a French military expedition sent in January 1782 as part of the American Revolutionary War. In 1781, the Dutch colonies of Essequibo and Demerara were captured by a British squadron of Admiral Lord Rodney's fleet; the French took possession of these settlements, compelling British Governor Robert Kinston to surrender. The peace of Paris, which occurred in 1783 restored these territories to the Dutch.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1779 in France
  • Conflicts in 1779
  • Naval battles involving France
  • Naval battles involving Great Britain
  • Naval battles of the American Revolutionary War

Georgetown, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Georgetown, estimated population 239,227 (2002 Guyana census), is the capital and largest city of Guyana, located in the Demerara-Mahaica region. It is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the mouth of the Demerara River and it was nicknamed 'Garden City of the Caribbean. ' Georgetown is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:6|48|N|58|10|W||| | |name= }}. The city serves primarily as a retail and administrative centre. It also serves as a financial services centre.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Capitals in South America
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • History of Guyana
  • Populated places established in the 18th century
  • Populated places in Guyana
  • Port cities in South America

Bourda

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Bourda is a cricket ground in Georgetown, Guyana, used by the Guyanese cricket team for matches with other nations in the Caribbean as well as some Test matches involving the West Indies. Located in Bourda in Georgetown, Guyana, between Regent Street and North Road, it is home to the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC). The ground is reminiscent of old baseball stadiums, due to its cantilever stands. The Ladies stand is as fascinating, but the more modern, such as the Rohan Kanhai stand, blend in well. The liveliest part of the ground with the ubiquitous music and DJs is at The Mound, an unprotected area. The ground is nicknamed "The Cornerstone". While the crowd are passionate about their cricket, they are also among the most volatile, with mini riots and pitch invasions not uncommon. The worst incident was in 1979 during a World Series Cricket SuperTest when the pavilion was ransacked and players hid in the changing rooms wearing their helmets for added protection. It has hosted 30 Test matches and 10 One Day International. Four of the last five Tests at the ground have ended in draws, possibly due to rainy weather, as matches are often scheduled during Guyana's rainy period. The ground, which has a capacity of around 22,000, opened in 1884, has seen Test cricket since 1930, and is the only stadium in the world to be situated below sea level. The ground has a moat round it to protect the pitch from flooding. It is the oldest ground in the Caribbean. Cricket matches between Trinidad and GCC were played there as early as 1883, and later between GCC and teams from Britain, in 1895 and 1897. It hosted its first Test in February 1930 against England, which the home side won by 289 runs and George Headley scored a century in each innings. Clive Lloyd and Rohan Kanhai have stands named after them at Bourda. http://content-www. cricinfo. com/westindies/content/ground/59447. html The ground did not host matches for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, as a new stadium, the Providence Stadium, was built. The Guyanese authorities, however, insisted that the Bourda would still be used for first-class cricket.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Cricket grounds in Guyana
  • Football venues in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Houses completed in 1884
  • Test cricket grounds in the West Indies

Providence, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Providence is a community in the Demerara-Mahaica Region of Guyana, on the east bank of the Demerara River, located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:6|46|0|N|58|10|0|W|region:GY | |name= }}, altitude 1 metre (3 feet). Providence is approximately 3 kilometres south of the capital, Georgetown. Providence is the home of the Providence Stadium.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Demerara-Mahaica
  • Populated places in Guyana

More facts and things to research:

More facts related to this place you might find interesting: Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown, The International University-Guyana, Splashmins Fun Park, St. Rose's High School, Guyana, St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown, Georgetown City Hall, Ogle Airport, Stabroek Market, St. Andrew's Kirk, Georgetown, Plaisance, Guyana, Company Path Garden, Cyril Potter College of Education, St. Stanislaus College and National Milling Company of Guyana

Hotels & Hostels: Places to stay

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Cara Suites

Cara Suites

Very close

< 2 mi.

Address: 176 Middle Street, . Georgetown

In the name of our whole staff, we welcome you happily to the Cara Suites. Our acclaimed eatery and the convivial hotel bar will make sure you don't go hungry or thirsty. ...

Regency Suites Hotel

Regency Suites Hotel

Very close

< 2 mi.

Address: 98 HADFIELD ST WERK ENRUST, 0 Georgetown

We would like to gladly welcome you to the Regency Suites Hotel. Make yourself at home Our elevator is available to take you to the upper floors of the comfy hotel. The hotel offers a laundry...

Cara Lodge Hotel

Cara Lodge Hotel

Very close

< 2 mi.

Address: 294 Quamina Street, 00000 Georgetown

Our whole team would like to cordially welcome you to the Cara Lodge Hotel. You can park your automobile on one of our hotel's ample charge-free parking spaces. If you need to work during your...

Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown

Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown

< 3 mi.

Address: Block Alpha, Battery Road, Kingston, . Georgetown

In the name of our whole staff, we welcome you enthusiastically to the Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown. The Marriott Hotels & Resorts family gladly welcomes you to the Guyana Marriott Hotel...

Princess Hotel Guyana

Princess Hotel Guyana

< 3 mi.

Address: Track BS Block Z Plantation Providence, 00000 Georgetown

In the name of our whole crew, we welcome you warmly to the Princess Hotel Guyana. Make yourself at home Hotel guests may find it convenient to use the elevator to the upper floors. If you are...

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Videos from the area

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One Billion Rising For Justice Live: Guyana

published: February 15, 2014 length: 34:57 min
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author: V-Day

Live broadcast from One Billion Rising Guyana

Misión de UNASUR reporta jornada electoral normal en Guyana

published: November 28, 2011 length: 48:06 min
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author: teleSUR tv

La Misión de acompañantes de UNASUR en las Elecciones Generales de Guyana reporta que hasta el momento la jornada es tranquila y normal. teleSUR

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