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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
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Suriname's coastal plains are swampy, changing to savannahs and forest
areas as you move south towards the more densely forested mountainous region.
Floods often arise during Suriname's heaviest rains, between
December and April.
Weather in South America:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Latin America.
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
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
The Dutch trademark can be seen in the architecture and
construction of canals.
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