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Suriname

Suriname is a small country in northern South America situated between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. It is the smallest independent country on South American continent. The relatively small population lives mostly along the coast. Paramibo is its capital city and most populated district.

Most tourists visit Suriname for the pristine Amazonian rainforests in the south of the country, which are noted for their flora and fauna. The Central Suriname Nature Reserve is the biggest and one of the most popular reserves, along with the Brownsberg Nature Park which overlooks the Brokopondo Reservoir, the latter being one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Things to see and do

* Historical city center of Paramibo
* Fort Zeelandia
* Royal Palm Gardens
* Presidential Palace
* Amazonian Rainforests

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Surinamese dollar (SRD)
Language – Dutch
Land Area - 163,821 km2
Population –520 ,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 597

Port Location – The port is located at Paramibo.

Transport Links – From Amsterdam you can get the daily KLM flight. Surinam Airways also offers flights from Amsterdam and various caribbean destinations. From the United States, airline service is available via Surinam Airways and Carribean Airlines with a stopover in Trinidad. You will arrive at The Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport,

You can also take a bus from Albina (border of French Guyana) to Paramaribo.

In the east there are small boats and small ferry between Albina (Suriname) and St. Laurent (French Guiana). In the west there's a regular river ferry between Guyana and Suriname.

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