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Paramaribo

(păr'əmăr`ĭbō), city (1996 pop. 222,843), capital of Suriname, on the Suriname River, c.10 mi (16 km) from the Atlantic Ocean. It exports bauxite, sugarcane, rice, cacao, coffee, rum, and tropical woods. Manufactures include cement, paint, margarine, and beer. Paramaribo has a museum, a cathedral, and canals that are reminiscent of the Netherlands. It is connected with the interior by a single railroad. The area was settled by the British from Barbados in 1630, and in 1650 the city became the capital of the new English colony. Paramaribo changed hands often between the British and Dutch but finally came under Dutch rule in 1815. The inhabitants are chiefly of Asian Indian, indigenous, African, and Dutch descent.

Paramaribo

 

a city and the capital of Surinam. Population, 102,300 (1971). The country’s main port, Paramaribo is situated on the left bank of the Surinam River, 20 km from where the Surinam empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a commercial center, with food-processing (cocoa butter), woodworking, and other industries. Exports include rice, citrus fruits, bananas, shrimp, wood, and sugar. There is an aluminum plant near the city.

Paramaribo

the capital and chief port of Surinam, 27 km (17 miles) from the Atlantic on the Surinam River: the only large town in the country. Pop.: 261 000 (2005 est.)
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