Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname

Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌniʋɑmstərˈdɑm] or [ˌniuʔɑms-]) is the capital of the Commewijne District in Suriname. It is a small coastal town situated at the confluence of the Suriname River and Commewijne River, just across from Paramaribo, the country's capital. Its population at the 2012 census was 5,650,[1] with around 1,200 people living in the main town, most of whom are of Javanese and East Indian origin.[2] It is the location of the historical Fort Nieuw-Amsterdam, today an open-air museum. The town of Mariënburg with former sugarcane factory is located 3 km from Nieuw Amsterdam and part of the resort.[3]

Nieuw Amsterdam
Resort and town
Map showing the resorts of Commewijne District.
  Nieuw Amsterdam
Coordinates: 5°52′51″N 55°05′04″W
Country Suriname
DistrictCommewijne District
Area
  Total48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total5,650
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (AST)
ClimateAf

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