Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Georgetown (British Guiana)

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GEORGETOWN (formerly the Dutch Stabroek), capital of British Guiana; on the Demerara river, not far from its mouth. It is handsomely built. The principal public edifices are the government building, the cathedral, the Queen's College, and a museum and library. There is a good harbor, with a lighthouse, and defenses erected within recent years; the foreign trade is virtually that of the colony. See Guiana, British. Pop. (1918) 54,006.