How many ecological zones does Suriname have?

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 covers 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].