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Paramaribo

capital of Suriname

Paramaribo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌpaːraˈmaːriboː], nickname: Par′bo) is the capital city of Suriname. About 250.000 people live in the city. It is at the Suriname River about 15 km before the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Paramaribo
The street Waterkant in Paramaribo
The street Waterkant in Paramaribo
Nickname(s): 
Par'bo
Country Suriname
DistrictParamaribo District
Founded1603
Area
 • Total182 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2012 census)
 • Total240,924
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)

Paramirbo used to be called in French "Bourg nommé des Juifs" because so many Jewish people lived there.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  Paramaribo travel guide from Wikivoyage

  1. "Extract of the Dutch Map Representing the Colony of Surinam". World Digital Library. 1777. Retrieved 2013-07-13.