Surinam (Dutch colony)

Surinam (Dutch: Suriname), also known as Dutch Guiana, was a Dutch plantation colony in the Guianas, neighboured by the equally Dutch colony of Berbice to the west, and the French colony of Cayenne to the east.

Colony of Suriname
Kolonie Suriname
1667–1954
Coat of arms
Anthem: "Wilhelmus" (Dutch)
"'William"
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Suriname in 1954
StatusColony of Dutch Republic (1667–1795)
Colony of the Batavian Republic (1795–1799, 1802–1804)
Occupied territory of the United Kingdom (1799–1802, 1804–1815)
Colony of the Netherlands (1815–1954)
CapitalParamaribo
Common languagesDutch (official)
Head of State 
 1667–1702
Willem III (first)
 1948–1954
Juliana (last)
Governor General 
 1667
Maurits de Rama (first)
 1689–1696
Johan van Scharphuizen
 1949–1954
Jan Klaasesz
History 
 Capture of Surinam
26 February 1667
15 December 1954
CurrencyDutch guilder, Spanish dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Surinam (English colony)
Suriname (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Today part ofSuriname

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