Bartica is a small Town situated on the Essequibo River, 80 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It is perfectly nestled at the confluence of the Essequibo, Cuyuni and Mazaruni rivers bounded north-east by the Essequibo River, south by a forest that begins at Dog Point Road and west by the Mazaruni River.
Before becoming a town Bartica was approximately 12.95 km2 in land mass. Today, Bartica’s Township extends geographically to approximately 168,350 km2 with most of the new area largely underdeveloped and with low population densities. This community of approximately 15000 residents, popularly known as the “gateway” to Guyana’s interior is economically driven by gold, diamond mining and to a lesser extent the hospitality industries.