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Essequibo, the name of a river and of a settlement in British Guiana. The river flows into the Atlantic by a mouth twenty miles broad, but the entrance is partially blocked by sand banks. There are several islands in the river. The settlement is upon the river, and formerly belonged to Holland, belt was made over to England in 1814. The country is fertile and well cultivated, its chief products being cocoa, coffee, sugar, and cotton.