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Suriname: Geography#

LocationNorthern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Geographic Coordinates4 00 N, 56 00 W 4.0,-56.0
Area total: 163,820 sq km
land: 156,000 sq km
water: 7,820 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 163820
DBpedia: 163819
Geoname: 163270
Infoplease: 163270
Britannica: 163820
Wolfram: 163820

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Land boundariestotal: 1,703 km
border countries: Brazil 593 km, French Guiana 510 km, Guyana 600 km
Coastline386 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: unnamed location in the coastal plain -2 m
highest point: Juliana Top 1,230 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Juliana Top 1280 m

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Terrainmostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcetimber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore
Land Usearable land: 0.36%
permanent crops: 0.04%
other: 99.6% (2011)
Climatetropical; moderated by trade winds
Irrigated Land511.8 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources122 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation as timber is cut for export; pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Paramaribo; Lelydorp; Nieuw Nickerie ; Moengo ; Meerzorg
According to Geonames: Paramaribo; Lelydorp; Brokopondo; Nieuw Nickerie; Moengo

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Important Cities
Geography-notesmallest independent country on South American continent; mostly tropical rain forest; great diversity of flora and fauna that, for the most part, is increasingly threatened by new development; relatively small population, mostly along the coast