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Encyclopedia > Paramaribo
Historic Inner City of Paramaribo*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

State Party Flag of Suriname Suriname
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 940
Region Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription History
Inscription 2002  (26th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
Region as classified by UNESCO.

Paramaribo (nicknamed Par'bo) is the capital of Suriname, located in the Paramaribo district, with a population of roughly 250,000 people. It lies on the Suriname River, approximately 15 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. Paramaribo is located at 5°52' North, 55°10' West (5.83° N 55.17° W), and its time zone is UTC-3. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Download high resolution version (870x495, 365 KB)Colonial style houses at the Waterkant, Paramaribo, Suriname, december 2002. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article is about the district of Paramaribo. ... The Suriname River is 480 km long and flows through the country of Suriname. ... “km” redirects here. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...

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History

The area, a trading post started by the Dutch, was taken by the British in 1630, and in 1650 the city became the capital of the new English colony. The area changed hands often between the British and Dutch but it was in Dutch hands again in 1667 and under Dutch rule from 1815 until the independence of Suriname in 1975. The citizens are chiefly of Asian Indian, indigenous, African, and Dutch descent. Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... Year 1650 (MDCL) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republic of India is a large country in South Asia, and one of only two countries in the world with a population of over one billion. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


In January 1821 a fire in the city centre destroyed over 400 houses and other buildings. A second fire in September 1832 destroyed another 100 houses on the western part of the Waterkant. Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Economy

The city's major exports are gold, bauxite, sugar cane, rice, cacao, coffee, rum, and tropical woods. Cement and paint are manufactured in the city. GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Bauxite with penny Bauxite with core of unweathered rock Bauxite is an aluminium ore. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... For the town in French Guiana, see Cacao, French Guiana. ... For the several U.S. counties named Coffee, see Coffee County. ... This article is about the beverage. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cement (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Culture

Paramaribo is famed for its diverse ethnic makeup, including Hindustani, East Indians, Creoles, Maroons, Javanese, Native Americans, Chinese, and Europeans (primarily of Dutch and English descent). For the languages, see Creole language The term Creole is used with different meanings in different contexts, which can generate confusion. ... The word Maroon can have the following meanings: Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... Native Americans can refer to Native Americans in the United States, natives of the United States only; equivalent to American Indians in some contexts. ...


On Sundays and holidays there is a popular bird song competition. Black twatwas (large-billed seed finch, Oryzoborus crassirostris) are the most common birds used. This bird is in the CITES- appendix I. Blackbird (Turdus merula), singing male. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1789) The Large-billed Seed-finch (Oryzoborus crassirostris) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. ... The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between Governments, drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). ...


Football (soccer) and Paramaribo

Paramaribo is the birthplace of several football players; Some of them later represented The Netherlands.
A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Finland (Solna, Sweden; 4 July 1912) Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat England Amateur 12 - 2 Netherlands (Darlington, England; 21 December 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934...

Maarten Atmodikoro (born February 4, 1971 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a retired football defender from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1989/1990 season for SVV from Schiedam. ... Reginald Regi Waldi Blinker (born June 4, 1969, in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch former professional footballer of Surinamese extraction who played as a left winger. ... Edgar Steven Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch professional football player. ... Henk Fräser (born July 7, 1966 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former football defender from The Netherlands, who earned seven caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Jerrel Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (born 27 March 1972 in Paramaribo, Suriname), usually known as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink,[1] is a Dutch football striker, currently playing for Cardiff City. ... Stanley Menzo (Paramaribo, October 15, 1963) is a Dutch football (soccer) manager and retired football player. ... Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998... Mark de Vries (born August 24, 1975 in Surinam) is a Dutch professional footballer currently on-loan at SC Heerenveen from English club Leicester City. ... Fabian Wilnis (born August 23, 1970 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch right-sided defender who currently plays for Ipswich Town. ... Aron Winter (born March 1, 1967 in Paramaribo, Surinam) is a retired Dutch footballer. ... Jerry de Jong is a former Dutch football player, and the father of Hamburger SV player Nigel de Jong. ... Ulrich van Gobbel Ulrich van Gobbel (born January 16, 1971 in Paramaribo, Surinam) is a former Dutch footballer who played football as a defender for Feyenoord Rotterdam (where he had two spells), Galatasaray and Southampton. ...

Points of interest

Government House, 1955,now Presidential Palace.
Government House, 1955,
now Presidential Palace.

Paramaribo is centred around the Onafhankelijkheidsplein (Independence Square), which contains both the Presidential Palace and the National Assembly. Immediately the square is Palmentuin Park. Other notable places are the Surinaams museum, Numismatisch Museum, Fort Zeelandia (dating from the 17th century, a market and canals that are reminiscent of the Netherlands. There is a wide variety of Dutch colonial buildings in the city including the Cupchiik coliseum. I inherited this photo from my father, Ted Hill, who took it. ... I inherited this photo from my father, Ted Hill, who took it. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is taxonomically invalid. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Fort Zeelandia is a fortress in Surinam that was built by British colonists (originally called Fort Willoughby) in early 1600s around a small trading post. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... For other uses, see Canal (disambiguation). ...


There is a wide variety of religious buildings in the city owing its ethnic diversity. There are two synagogues, several mosques, two mandirs, a Dutch Reformed church and a Roman Catholic cathedral (Roman Catholic St Peter and St Paul Cathedral) built in 1885 of wood. It is thought to be the largest wooden building in the Americas, however it is currently closed for repairs and restoration. A synagogue (from Greek synagoge place of assembly literally meeting, assembly,) is a Jewish house of prayer and study. ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... The Gopuram of temples, in south India, are adorned with colourful icons depicting a particular story surrounding the temples deity. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... The Roman Catholic Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petrus en Paulus Kathedraal) located in Paramaribo, Suriname claims to be the largest wooden building in the Americas. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ...


There are many hotels in the city, the main one being the Torarica Hotel, which also has a casino and is generally regarded as the best and largest hotel in Suriname. Others include the Ambassador, Combi Inn, De Luifel, Eco-Resort, Fanna Guesthouse, Guesthouse Amice, Hotel Savoie, Krasnapolsky, Lisa's Guesthouse, Solana Guesthouse and YMCA Guesthouse. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Suriname has only one cinema, which is located in the capital.


Travel

Paramaribo is served by the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport and Zorg-en-Hoop for local flights. Be sure to visit the wikitravel page of Paramaribo for a short travel guide. Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (IATA airport code: PBM) is an international airport located in the town of Zanderij, near Paramaribo, is Surinames maine international gateway. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...


Sister Cities

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Paramaribo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Paramaribo (nicknamed Par'bo) is the capital of Suriname, located in the Paramaribo district, with a population of roughly 250,000 people.
The area was settled by the British in 1630, and in 1650 the city became the capital of the new English colony.
Paramaribo is served by the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport and Zorg-en-Hoop for local flights.
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