Georgetown is Guyana's capital, main town and port and lies at the mouth of the Demerera River in the centre of the country's coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The city features tree lined streets and some attractive areas with white-painted wooden 19th century houses on stilts. St George's Anglican Cathedral dates from 1889 and is worth visiting along with St Andrew's Presbytery, the State House and National Museum. The city also has an extensive botanical garden, a zoo, a seaside promenade and many outdoor recreational facilities.
Founded by the British in 1781, Georgetown was held by the French and then the Dutch when, from 1784, it was the capital of the combined colonies of Essequibo and Demerara and named Stabroek. The British regained control in 1812 and the name was changed back to Georgetown.
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