|lime See also basswood any of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade trees|
|[C16: n use of obsolete adj linden, from Old English linde lime tree]|
city, northeastern Guyana, on the Demerara River upstream from Georgetown. The former towns of Mackenzie, Wismar, and Christianborg, which were unified as Linden (1971), grew up around the large mining camp that was established by the Aluminum Company of Canada, and later nationalized as the Guyana Bauxite Company. Bauxite mined in the vicinity is brought to Linden for processing and then loaded onto oceangoing vessels at the camp. There is a bridge across the Demerara, and Georgetown can be reached by road. Linden also has an airport. Pop. (2002) 29,502.
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