The New Student's Reference Work/Georgetown
Georgetown, capital of British Guiana, in South America, is situated on the right bank of Demerara River, not far from its mouth. Some of the streets are traversed by canals, with bridges at the cross-streets. The principal public edifices are the government-building, the cathedral, Queen's College and a museum and library. There are a short railway to Mahaica and a telephone and telegraph system. There is a good harbor, with a lighthouse and defences built within recent years. Population 53,167.