From large rivers and extensive estuaries to coastal lagoons and offshore zones, Guyana's bodies of water provide a wealth of natural resources, support a wide array of wildlife, and offer numerous opportunities for recreation and livelihoods.
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Bodies of Water of Guyana
The Essequibo River is Guyana's longest and widest river. The river flows north through forest and savanna, including one of the world's most extensive continuous tracts of relatively pristine lowland tropical rainforest, before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Rupununi is a natural region bordering the Brazilian Amazon in southwest Guyana. It is divided into northern Rupununi Wetlands and southern Rupununi Savanna by the Kanuku Mountains. The Rapununi River flows through the region before joining with the Essequibo River on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.