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Colonel JERRY SLIJNGARD,
Coordinator
National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief (NCCR),
Ministry of Defense
Kwattaweg #29, Paramaribo
Tel: (597) 52 0840 / 42 6416 Office
Fax: (597) 47 4320
E-mail: [email protected]


 

 

 

 

Synopsis of the Suriname

Location:

4 00 N, 56 00 W

Area:

163,820 km2 (land=156,000 km2; water=7,820 km2)

Coastline:

386 km

Climate:

Tropical; moderated by trade winds

Terrain:

Mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps

Highest Point:

Juliana Top 1,230 m

Natural Resources:

Timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore

Natural hazards:

Drought, Flooding

Environmental issues:

Deforestation, pollution of inland waterways by small scale mining activities

Population:

481, 267 (July 2009 est.)

Ethnic groups:

East Indian 37%, Creole 31 %; Javanese 15%, Black 10%, Amerinidian 2%, Other 5%

Languages:

Dutch , English (widely spoken), Taki-Taki, Hindi, Javanese

 

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