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Suriname, formerly Dutch Guiana, is in north-eastern South America, between Guyana and French Guiana.

It also shares a border with Brazil, to the south.

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Suriname Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Suriname.

About Suriname, Airlines and Airports, Dutch Influence, Map of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname Travel Guides.

About Suriname

Suriname's coastal plains are swampy, changing to savannahs and forest areas as you move south towards the more densely forested mountainous region.

Map of Suriname

Floods often arise during Suriname's heaviest rains, between December and April.

Weather in South America:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Latin  America.

Airlines and Airports

Suriname Airways is the national airline, and there's an international airport to the south of the capital, at Zanderij.


The capital of Suriname is on the Suriname River, near the Atlantic Ocean.

French colonists originally settled here in the early 1640s, on the site of a Native American village.

Briefly the capital of a British dependency in the 1650s, the Dutch took over control of the area in the 1660s; when the British ceded their part in exchange for New Amsterdam, now known as New York.

Accommodation in Paramaribo

Hotels in Paramaribo.

Dutch Influence

The Dutch trademark can be seen in the architecture and construction of canals.

Suriname Travel Guides

Guyana, Guyane and Suriname (Footprint Handbook) Suriname (Bradt Travel Guides) Guyana & Suriname & French Guiana rkh r/v (r) wp GPS (1850)

Suriname Travel Guides - Suriname Maps.

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