Galibi, Suriname

Galibi is a resort in Suriname, located in the Marowijne District. Its population at the 2012 census was 741. Galibi is a tribal area inhabited by an indigenous population[1] of Kalina Amerindians.[2]

Turtle on the beach of Galibi
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Coordinates: 5.6978°N 54.0277°W / 5.6978; -54.0277
Country Suriname
DistrictMarowijne District
  Total1,014 km2 (392 sq mi)
0 m (0 ft)
  Density0.73/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (AST)

The town of Alusiaka used to be located near the banks of the Marowijne River. The Dutch West India Company was given 500 hectares to grow coconuts; but, because of their mistreatment of the workers, the town was abandoned.[3] In 1871 a 60-metre lighthouse was built near the entrance of the Marowijne; it was operated until 2012.[4]

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