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A river rising on the Brazilian border of southern Guyana and flowing about 965 km (600 mi) generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean.


(Placename) a river in Guyana, rising near the Brazilian border and flowing north to the Atlantic: drains over half of Guyana. Length: 1014 km (630 miles)


(ˌɛs ɪˈkwi boʊ)

a river flowing from S Guyana N to the Atlantic. ab. 550 mi. (885 km) long.
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For others, the evidence is more experiential--tied to the fact that, in the dense jungles of this small nation, howler monkeys still whoop during predawn hours, hundreds of parrots fly in to "Parrot Island" in the Essequibo River to roost at dusk, brilliant turquoise Morpho butterflies waft in the dark, steamy understory throughout the day, and people continue to live and thrive among the trees.
They both agreed also to defend Venezuela's rights over the territory of Essequibo in neighbouring Guyana (Boothroyd Rojas 2016, 14 November).
On the other hand, however, the nation has been militarily threatened by Venezuela, which reasserted a historic claim to Guyana's Essequibo region coinciding with the discovery of oil in fields whose ownership would be impacted by that claim.
Faster 4G service will be available to Digicels customers in Georgetown, Berbice, Essequibo, Linden and out of town areas like Port Kaituma, Kwakwani and Mahdia.
Shortly after ExxonMobil made its discovery, the impoverished Venezuelan government revived a 100-year-old claim to significant portions of territory west of the Essequibo river in Western Guyana.
Antes de terminar el ano, el teniente coronel Del Solar tuvo que tomar el Essequibo, acusado de complot contra el Gobierno (32); el general Benjamin Puente, el coronel Edgardo Arenas--prefecto de Lima bajo Pardo--(33) y el capitan Cavero fueron arrestados (34).
This species is the most well-known in the genus, and it is found in the Orinoco, Essequibo, and Amazon river systems, reaching 13[degrees]S (Roze, 1964; Pritchard & Trebbau, 1984; Iverson, 1992).
For sixty-three years following that decision, official Venezuelan maps showed the Essequibo region as belonging to Guyana, says the Venezuelan author Francisco Toro, writing in the 12 June 2015 edition of the Caracas Chronicles.
Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822) (Osteichthyes: Arapaimidae) is the world's largest scale fish, may reach 3 m length, presents wide geographical distribution in the Amazonian region and occurs in the floodplain of the rivers Araguaia-Tocantins, Solimoes-Amazonas and their effluents, Amazonas river in the Peruvian Andes, tributaries of the river systems Essequibo and Rupununi the Guiana (Imbiriba, 2001).
La colecta procedente de Essequibo probablemente no pertenece a la coleccion tipo segun Chase (1929).
Since 1811, Venezuela has asserted its sovereignty over the Essequibo territory, first with the United Kingdom and later with Guyana (officially the Cooperative Republic of Guyana), after the former British Guyana gained independence in 1966.
In the west, it is bounded by the Pomeroon and Essequibo rivers, in the east by the Courantyne river and the North Savannah in the south.