Paramaribo

Paramaribo (/ˌpɑːrəˈmɑːrɪb/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˌpaːraːˈmaːriboː]; nicknamed Par'bo) is the capital and largest city of Suriname, located on the banks of the Suriname River in the Paramaribo District. Paramaribo has a population of roughly 241,000 people (2012 census), almost half of Suriname's population.[1] The historic inner city of Paramaribo has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.[2]

Paramaribo
The street Waterkant in Paramaribo
Nickname(s): 
Par'bo
Parijs van Suriname  (Dutch)
(Paris of Suriname)
Paramaribo
Location in Suriname and South America
Paramaribo
Paramaribo (South America)
Coordinates: 5°51′8″N 55°12′14″W
CountrySuriname
DistrictParamaribo District
Founded1613
Area
  Total182 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2012 census)[1]
  Total240,924
  Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)

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