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.
The street Waterkant in Paramaribo
|• Total||182 km2 (70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (ART)|
Paramirbo used to be called in French "Bourg nommé des Juifs" because so many Jewish people lived there.
Paramaribo travel guide from Wikivoyage
- "Extract of the Dutch Map Representing the Colony of Surinam". World Digital Library. 1777. Retrieved 2013-07-13.