What is Suriname known for?
Suriname is famous for its pristine and diverse natural beauty. About 80 percent of Suriname's land surface is covered by tropical rainforest. One of Suriname's most important landmarks is the Central Suriname Nature Reserve [CSNR] in west central Suriname. The Reserve was created by Conservation International and the Republic of Suriname in 1998. The Reserve was designed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000 in recognition of its 6,178 square miles [16,000 square kilometers] of pristine tropical rainforest ecosystem.
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Paramaribo is the capital of Suriname. Specifically, Paramaribo is Suriname's national capital and largestcity. About half of the country's total population claim Paramariboas their place of residence. The Surinamese call their capital bythe nickname Par'bo.
Suriname is located in northern South America in the northern and western hemispheres. Specifically, Suriname is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean. French Guiana is on its east border. Brazil is on its southern border. Guyana is to the west. The geographic coordinates of Suriname are …4 degrees North latitude 56 degrees West longitude. (MORE)
A country in South America is what Suriname is. Specifically, Suriname is located on the northern tip of the South American continent. Its neighbor on the east is the former French Guiana. Its neighbor to the south is Brazil. Its neighbor to the west is the former British Guyana. It has a beaut…iful Atlantic coastline to the north. (MORE)
Suriname gained independence from the Netherlands on November 25, 1975. It was a peaceful process, with Dutch consent, that seemed a natural outcome of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden ]. Enacted in 1954, the Charter granted Suriname a li…mited form of self-government, with the Netherlands retaining control of defense and foreign affairs. (MORE)
Suriname is famous for its pristine and diverse natural beauty . Around 30 percent of the total land area of Suriname is protected by law as wildlife reserves. About 80 percent of Suriname's land surface is covered by tropical rainforest.
The population of Suriname was estimated at 472,000 in 2009. Suriname ranks 167th in population in the world. Close to half of the population lives in the capital city of Paramaribo.
Suriname is special to the Dutch who first found it. It is also special to the Hindus who live there. It is their home. The Surinamese people love the Dutch people.
Yes , Suriname has a president. Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan [b. June 18, 1936] holds the top position in Suriname as President of the Republic of Suriname [President van de Republiek Suriname]. The president is both the chief of state and head of government. Ronald Venetiaan was president from 1991 t…o 1996. He was elected again in 2000. He was re-elected to a record second consecutive term in 2005. (MORE)
The following is interesting information that's known about the South American country of Suriname: It's thought that many distinct indigenous tribes inhabited the area of Suriname as far back as 3000 B.C . The largest tribes were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate eit…her in the Amazon Basin or in the Colombian Andes. The area was discovered by English, French, and Spanish exporers in the 16th century . In the 17th century plantation colonies were established there by the Dutch and the English. The Dutch gained control of the area in 1667 . They thereby established the area as an overseas colony known as Dutch Guiana. Suriname was granted a limited form of self-government under the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden] in 1954 . The Netherlands cooperated with its former colony in gaining independence. Suriname officially became independent on November 25, 1975 . Suriname is one of the top 10 producers of bauxite in the world. SURALCO, a subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America, has been mining bauxite there since 1916 . Around 80 percent of Suriname is covered with a pristine tropical rainforest . Around 30 percent of the total land area of Suriname is protected by law as wildlife reserves . Currently Suriname has two UNESCO World Heritage sites : one man made, the other natural. One is the Central Suriname Nature Reserve [CSNR] in west central Suriname. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000 in recognition of its 6178 square miles [16,000 square kilometers] of pristine tropical rainforest ecosystem. The second is the the historic inner city of the capital, Paramaribo. It was designated as a World Heritage site in 2002 in recognition of its original and characteristic Dutch colonial street plan and its distinctive blend of Dutch architecture with traditional local techniques and materials. Over the centuries, Suriname has managed to preserve and respect much of its natural beauty . (MORE)
No , Suriname isn't in Brazil. Both are independent countries. The northern part of Brazil shares borders with southern Suriname.
Suriname is the Dutch spelling and reflects the pronunciation in Dutch as 'syri-nameh'. Surinam is the spelling by the English settlers who founded the first colony at Marshall's Creek along the Suriname River in 1630. The name of the country is thought to come from the name of a group called… 'Surinen' who lived in the area before the arrival of Europeans. (MORE)
Tourism is important for Suriname's economy. Tourists are attracted to Suriname's pristine and diverse natural beauty. Around 30 percent of the total land area of Suriname is protected by law as wildlife reserves. About 80 percent of Suriname's land surface is covered by tropical rainforest
No . Suriname isn't an island. Suriname is a country in northern South America. Its northern border is the Atlantic Ocean.
Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan [b. June 18, 1936] holds the top position in Suriname as President of the Republic of Suriname [President van de Republiek Suriname]. The president is both the chief of state and head of government. Ronald Venetiaan was president from 1991 to 1996. He was elected again in 2…000. He was re-elected to a record second consecutive term in 2005. (MORE)
Het spijt me is I'm sorry in Dutch. But do they speak Dutch in Suriname?
you say fawaka that's how are you or faf i , or fa i de or faf yu its all the same :D
No , Suriname has no volcanoes. The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Project lists over 200 volcanoes in South America. All of them are on the west coast. For more information on volcanoes, please visit the link to the Global Volcanism Project website provided below.
The Surinamese govern Suriname. Specifically, Suriname is one of South America's independent countries and sovereign states. Its independence dates back to November 25, 1975. Suriname's constitution calls for a national government supplemented by local government organized as district equivalent…s of states and as resort equivalents of cities and towns. Leaders on each level are appointed or elected. (MORE)
Because of high inflation , the Surinamese dollar [Surinaamse dollar] replaced the Surinamese guilder [gulden]. One Surinamese dollar was valued at 1,000 guilder. The government devalued the currency with the aim of stabilizing the currency and the economy. The dollar officially replaced the guilde…r on January 1, 2004. (MORE)
Ecotourism is one of the popular activities in Suriname. Ecotourism is 'green' travel to fragile, pristine, usually protected areas. Around 80 percent of Suriname is covered with pristine tropical rainforests. A number of protected areas have been established. These areas are popular destinations f…or ecotourists. (MORE)
Surinamese enjoy leisure activities. They basically have their choice of activities. They get together for social events and celebrate national and religious holidays . They attend sporting events as well as participate in them. They go shopping , especially the open air food market. They enjo…y making their favorite recipes as well as going to restaurants . (MORE)
Suriname's latitude is 4 degrees North . This means that Suriname is located 4 degrees North of the Equator. So it's one of the four continental South American countries that are completely in the northern hemisphere.
DesirÃ© Delano "DÃ©si" Bouterse is Suriname's president. Specifically, Mr. Bouterse is the ninth (9th) and current president of the Republic of Suriname. His term began on August 12, 2010. He is elected to a term of five years, at the end of which he may choose to run again. According to Sur…iname's Constitution of 1987, the president operates as head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief. (MORE)
Suriname as a home to human populations may be over 5,000 years old . It's thought that many distinct indigenous tribes inhabited the area of Suriname as far back as 3000 B.C.E. The largest tribes were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate either in the Amazon Basin or in …the Colombian Andes. Europeans officially learned of Suriname's existence through voyages of discovery by English, French, and Spanish exporers in the 16th century. More than 5,000 years old way more (MORE)
Stichting Caribbean Christian Ministries is the Suriname office for Reformation Christian Ministries [RCM]. All of the ministry's outreaches in Suriname are now self-supporting and locally administered. Outreaches include Christian Liberty Academy of Paramaribo, First Presbyterian Church, Reformati…on International College, and Reformation International Theological Seminary. Other offices for RCM are the International/United States, United Kingdom, Kosovo, Italy, European Union, Canada and Albania Offices. (MORE)
Nanni Meer [Nanni Lake] and Brokopondomeer [Brokopondo Reservoir] are really the only two lakes in Suriname. Suriname is more a country of creeks and rivers than of lakes. Nanni Meer is located in Nickerie District. That's the western coastal district that borders Guyana. It's south of Nieuw Nic…kerie, the district's capital. Its geographic coordinates are 5 degrees 24 minutes North latitude and 57 degrees 1 minute West longitude. Nanni Meer is in a swampy area that was proposed for protective status, along with the nearby Kaburi Kreek ecosystem, in 1978. Brokopondo Reservoir [Brokopondomeer] is in Brokopondo District in east central Suriname. Its geographic coordinates are 4 degrees 48 minutes North latitude and 55 degrees 4 minutes West longitude. It's one of the largest reservoir lakes in the world. The Reservoir was created by constructing a 177 foot [54 meter] tall dam across the Suriname River. Because of the great area of the reservoir, villages had to be abandoned. Around 5,000 people were displaced. The government set up Operation Gwamba to save animals from the soon to be lake bed. (MORE)
A group called Surinen who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Europeans is whom Suriname is thought to be named after. The Surinen were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate either in the Amazon Basin or in the Colombian Andes. Arawak speakers were the natives e…ncountered by Cristoforo Colombo [c. 1451-May 20, 1506] when he first landed in the Americas. (MORE)
'Plantage in Surinam' [Plantation in Surinam] is the earliest known painting of the Dutch colony of Surinam. It was painted in 1707 by Amsterdam artist Dirk van Valkenburg [1675-1721]. Amsterdam merchant Jonas Witsen [May 7, 1676-May 31, 1715] commissioned the painting. Witsen owned three plantatio…ns in the Dutch colony. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam bought 'Plantage in Surinam' in 1962. To view the painting, go to http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/assetimage.jsp?id=SK-A-4075 (MORE)
Dirk van Valkenburg [1675-1721] painted 'Plantage in Surinam' [Plantation in Surinam], which is the first known painting of the Dutch colony of Surinam. The work was painted in 1707. Amsterdam merchant Jonas Witsen [May 7, 1676-May 31, 1715] commissioned the painting. Witsen owned three plantations… in the Dutch colony. Valkenburg visited Surinam from 1706 to 1707. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam added 'Plantage in Surinam' to its collection in 1962. To view the painting, go to http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/assetimage.jsp?id=SK-A-4075 (MORE)
Suriname has four major ecological zones. One, the old coastal plain consists of remnants of high sandy ridges and clay islands covered with rain forests. They're surrounded by clay and peat soil at sea level, that are covered with freshwater swamps, swamp wood, and swamp forests. This zone cov…ers about 1,660 square miles [4,300 square kilometers]. Two, the Savannah belt is 32.8 to 328 feet [10 to 100 meters] above sea level. Its soil consists of unbleached loams and coarse white sands. The vegetation is rain forest, arid forests, and open savannahs. This zone covers about 3,378 square miles [8,750 square kilometers]. Three, the young coastal plain consists of clay flats at sea level that are covered in estuaries with mangrove forests, coastal lagoons, and brackish swamps. This zone covers about 6,255 square miles [16,200 square kilometers]. Four, the residual uplands are in the interior and cover four-fifths of the land surface. It has hills and mountains rising up to 4,035 feet [1,230 meters] above sea level. Its mainly covered with undisturbed rain forests. This is the largest zone, covering an area of 51,738 square miles [134,000 square kilometers]. (MORE)
The northeast coast is the location of the Marowijne District of Suriname. It's bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north. French Guiana is on the District's east border. The districts of Commewijne and Para are to the west. The District of Sipaliwini is to the south.
Surinamese enjoy leisure activities and basically have their choice of activities. They get together for social events and celebrate national and religious holidays . They attend sporting events as well as participate in them. They go shopping , especially the open air food market . They enjo…y making their favorite recipes as well as going to restaurants . (MORE)
Bananaquit [ Coereba flaveola ] is known as 'chibichibi' in Papiamento, which is Aruba's native creole language. Bananaquit also is known as 'bakbatitri' in Sranan Tongo, which is Suriname's native creole language. The Dutch name for bananaquit is 'suikerdiefje' ['sugar thief']. Bananaquits are att…racted to sugar and fruits and boldly sample them from open air dining tables. To hear the bananaquit song, and see photos from Aruba and Suriname, please visit the links provided below. (MORE)
Laughing gull [ Larus atricilla ] is known as 'kahela' in Papiamento, which is Aruba's native creole language. It's known as 'sedoifi' in Sranan Tongo, which is Suriname's native creole language. The Dutch name for laughing gull is 'lachmeeuw'. For photos of laughing gulls in both Aruba [includin…g a great photo in Aruba of a laughing gull trying to steal a fish from a brown pelican] and Suriname, please visit the link provided below. (MORE)
The Atlantic Ocean is to the east of Suriname. The Caribbean Sea is to the north. But it's far enough north that Suriname doesn't have a Caribbean coastline.
No , Aruba and Suriname aren't in the same time zone. Aruba is one hour behind Suriname. Neither country observes daylight saving time [DST].
Employment in Suriname is in private and public sectors. Employment ranges from administration and governmental functions to teaching , medicine , and accounting . A significant portion of the population is employed in mineral mining , such as bauxite, aluminum oxide [alumina], oil, etc.… Business and agriculture are important employers as well. According to 2004 statistics, 78 percent of the labor force is in the services sector. Industry employs 14 percent. Agriculture accounts for 8 percent. According to 2005 statistics, the gross domestic product [GDP] by sector was composed of 10.8 percent agriculture , 24.4 percent industry , and 64.8 percent services . A significant portion of the population is employed in mineral mining , such as bauxite, aluminum oxide [alumina], oil, etc. Two other significant sectors are agriculture , civil service , and small business . (MORE)
Generally Suriname was known as Dutch Guiana until gaining independence on November 25, 1975 . But the name within the country was Suriname. Suriname is the Dutch spelling and reflects the pronunciation in Dutch as 'syri-nameh'. Surinam is the spelling by the English settlers who founded the fir…st colony at Marshall's Creek along the Suriname River in 1630. The name of the country is thought to come from the name of a group called Surinen who lived in the area before the arrival of Europeans. (MORE)
Natural resources , privacy , profitability , and tradition are what Suriname values. The commitment to natural resources may be seen in the Republic's respect for its vast, pristine rainforests. Private and public decisions about ecotourism and resource exploitation are made after careful, seri…ous, thorough deliberation. The Republic's commitment to privacy may be identified by the undeveloped communication and transportation networks between Suriname and its neighbors. In fact, the easiest way to access the country is along the coast. The Surinamese traditionally are more connected to the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean islands, and the Netherlands than they are to their own South American neighbors. The commitment to profitability may be found in the continuous, unhindered presence of Suralco in Suriname since 1916. The company is an Alcoa subsidiary. Its operations remain unaffected despite the political upheavals of autonomy, independence and military rule. Suriname's commitment to tradition may be evidenced in the flourishing of immigrant and native cultures and languages alongside of the dominant Dutch colonial and linguistic influences. Specifically, Holi Phagwa honors the Hindu community, Good Friday and Easter Sunday the Christian, Eid al-Fitr the Muslim, and Abolition of Slavery the Maroon. (MORE)
Paddenstoel is a Dutch equivalent for 'mushroom' in Suriname and wherever the Dutch language is spoken.
Suriname is in the non-Spanish-speaking region of the South American continent. Suriname is the only Dutch-speaking region in South America. The other non-Spanish speaking regions of South America include Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana.
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It is through the provisions of the Treaty of Breda that the Dutch got Suriname. Specifically, the treaty was signed on July 31, 1667 in the Dutch city of Breda. It represented a quick attempt to end the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665-1667. By that treatment, the Dutch exchanged their colony of… New Amsterdam for the English colony of Suriname. (MORE)
No , Suriname is not a possession. Specifically, Suriname is an independent country. Previously, it was one of the Netherlands' overseas colonies. Dutch Guiana received a limited amount of autonomy in 1954. Actual independence dates from November 25, 1975.
No. A landlocked country is one that is surrounded byother countries on all sides, and does not have a seacoast.
Medical offices, spas and specialized clinics in the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo may carry Meladerm. Specifically, the product is manufactured by Civant. It is a skin lightener and may be available at companies and offices that deal with skin care in Suriname. The most likely place is Param…aribo, as Suriname's capital and largest city. Otherwise, computer access opens up online shopping and ordering. (MORE)
Yes, Suriname is a country.Specifically, Suriname is one of the countries of the South American continent. It has a Caribbean coastline. Its South American neighbors include Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana.
Yes , Suriname refers to land in northern South America. Specifically, Suriname is a country that was colonized briefly by the English and developed by the Dutch. Even though located in South America, it remained tied economically and politically as a colony of the European country of the Netherl…ands. But independence was granted in the 20th century and so Suriname is one of the world's many independent countries. (MORE)
Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina was the queen of the Netherlands when Suriname became independent of the Netherlands. It is a republic so they have have presidents, not royal families.
Just check on wikipedia under Surinam or Suriname and get all the info you want. By the way its in South America between Fr Guiana, Guyana, and Brazil.