Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region 3) is a region of Guyana, split in two by the Essequibo River. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of Demerara-Mahaica to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the regions of
It contains the towns of Parika, Schoon Ord and Uitvlugt. It contains the large islands at the mouth of the Essequibo, including Hog Island, Wakenaam and Leguan. The Administrative centre is located in the town of Vreed-en-Hoop.