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New Amsterdam

This page was first created on the 16th of January, 2016 and last updated on the 16th of January, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.

Categories: Places in Guyana, Towns in Guyana, Guyana

New Amsterdam is one of Guyana’s six or seven towns located in the Administrative Region No. 6. It is bordered by the Berbice River to the West, the cane fields to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and forests to the south.

The main road cuts through the center of the town and is also called “main street”. To the west of the main road is colloquially called “waterside” – meaning it is nearer to the waters of the Berbice river; and to the east of the main road is called “back dam side”, meaning it is closer to the cane fields in the “back dam”.

Some principal businesses in the town of New Amsterdam include the Church View International Hotel, the Demico House, the Bank of Nova Scotia and Fogarty’s.

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