President of Suriname since August 12, 2010, Dési Bouterse

Suriname

Suriname, Republic of the North of South America. The country borders in the north to the Atlantic, in the east to French Guiana, in the south to Brazil and in the west to Guyana. Suriname is South America’s smallest independent country. Almost all settlements are on the coast. Suriname was Dutch Guiana until it became […]

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Geography of Suriname

The northern part of Suriname consists of lowlands. Along the coast, sandy beaches, mangroves and marshlands alternate. To the south lies part of the Amazon Shield. The country’s highest mountain, Julianatop, lies in the Wilhelmina Mountains, 1230 meters above sea level. The mountain range is formed in Precambrian time, while the lowlands to the north […]