Maroni

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Maroni

 

(Marowijne), a river in South America, forming the boundary between Surinam and French Guiana. Length, 680 km. It rises on the northern slopes of the Tumucumaque (Tumuc-Humac) mountain range in French Guiana. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean, forming an estuary. The river has rapids but is navigable in its lower course as far as the city of Apatou.

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Relations are good, despite the aforementioned border dispute on the Marowijne River.
The green maintenance work to be carried out is located on the following 6 industrial sites in the municipality of hoorn: Hoorn 80, Westfrisia, Marowijne, De oude veiling, Gildenweg and verlengde lageweg.
Yet the historical events on which it is based were indeed dramatic: the shipwreck of the Dutch slaver Leusden in 1738 at the mouth of the Marowijne with 664 enslaved men and women drowning in the bolteddown holds and sixteen others plus all of the crew surviving to reach Paramaribo.
Mining soon came to dominate the otherwise sparsely populated district of Marowijne.
In 1950, 62 percent of the 1950 Creole population over fifteen was born in Paramaribo, 10 percent in Marowijne, and 9 percent in Commewijne (see Table 4).
Almost a quarter of the uurloners and weekloners were natives of Marowijne.
Moengo is located in the rugged Marowijne district surrounded by small Ndyuka Maroon villages, without any towns in the vicinity.
In 1964 the mining sector in Marowijne employed 915 men (95 percent) versus a mere 44 women (Table 6).
Galibi is situated in the estuary zone of the Marowijne River and plays a key role in the conservation of Leatherback and Green Seaturtles; the Galibi beaches are the largest nesting sites for leatherbacks.