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Suriname is a beautiful country  in South America.

 

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SOUTH AMERICA

Suriname is located on the South American continent bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Suriname is the smallest country in South America. The capital city is Paramaribo. This small South American country shares borders with three countries: French Guiana (which is an overseas department of France), Guyana and Brazil. its population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the region.  Suriname is known for its Dutch sugar plantations and is 90% covered with tropical forest

 

 

SURINAME

Suriname consist out of 10 districts and the capital is Paramaribo.

DISTRICT PARAMARIBO

Paramaribo is the capital of Suriname. The city is located on the west bank of the Suriname River, about 10 kilometers from the sea. Paramaribo is the core of Suriname. The colonial white wooden buildings give the center a special appearance. The city center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.

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DISTRICT CORONIE

The Coronie district is located in the north-west of Suriname. A sparsely populated area with the capital of Totness. The fertile area is best known for the coconut palms. There are three resorts in Coronie: Johanna Maria, Totness and Welgelegen. These resorts include many small towns that were former plantations.

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DISTRICT WANICA

The southwest of Paramaribo is the district of Wanica, the main town of which is Lelydorp (formerly called Kofidjompo). After Paramaribo, Wanica is the most populous district. The district is divided into seven resorts: De Nieuwe Grond, Domburg, Houttuin, Kuwarasan, Kwatta, Lelydorp and Saramaccapolder.

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DISTRICT PARA

This district is known for its capital Onverwacht and the national Johan Adolf Pengel Airport. Para has five resorts: North Para, East Para, South Para, Bigi Poika and Carolina. Para is also known as the recreation destination in Suriname.

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DISTRICT SARAMACCA

In the middle of the north of Suriname is the district Saramacca with Groningen as its capital. The economy of this district runs mainly on agriculture. Saramacca has six resorts: Calcutta, Groningen, Jarikaba, Kampong Baroe, Tijgerkreek and Wayamboweg.

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DISTRICT NICKERIE

The Nickerie district is located in the northwest, on the border with Guyana. Nieuw-Nickerie is the capital of Nickerie and rice farming is the main source of income. Fishing and livestock farming is also important for the inhabitants. There are five resorts in Nickerie, called: Groot Henar, Nieuw-Nickerie, Eastern Polders, Wageningen and Western Polders.

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DISTRICT COMMEWIJNE

The Commewijne district is located on the right bank of the Suriname river. The capital is New Amsterdam. This district is one of the largest tourist attraction in Suriname. The economy mainly revolves around agriculture on the plantations that arose during the English and Dutch colonization.

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DISTRICT MAROWIJNE

Marowijne is located in the east of Suriname, on the border with French Guiana. The capital of Marowijne is Albina. Bauxite was extracted in this district. There are six resorts located in Marowijne called: Albina, Galibi, Moengo, Moengo Tapoe, Patamacca and Wan Hatti.

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DISTRICT BROKOPONDO

Brokopondo is a district in Suriname with about 15,000 inhabitants, of which 80% of the population is the Maroon population and 20% are other population groups. Brokopondo has six resorts: Brownsberg, Brokopondo, Klaaskreek, Kwakoegron, Marchallkreek and Sarakreek. This district is known for the reservoir, the gold sector and ecotourism. Brokopondo is largely covered with rainforest.

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DISTRICT SIPALIWINI

The Largest district in Suriname is Sipaliwini. The area is largely untouched and consists of hills and mountains covered with rainforest. The area is divided into six resorts: Boven-Coppename, Boven-Saramacca, Boven-Suriname, Coeroenie, Kabalebo and Tapanahoni.

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