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Suriname Geography



Suriname Geography states that Suriname is a Northern South American country and is geographically situated between French Guyana and Guyana bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. The co-ordinates of Suriname are 4oN and 56oW respectively.
The Geography of Suriname has total area of 163,270 sq. km whereas the land occupies 161,470 sq. km and water occupies 1,800 sq. km respectively. The coastline of Suriname is 386 km long and consists of territorial seas and the exclusive economic zones. Suriname is free from any volcanic zone.

The lowest point in the Suriname Geography is still unnamed and it lies 2m below sea level in the coastal plain and the highest point is the Juliana Top and it is 1,230 m. Suriname natural resources are plenty and it has rich source of Timber, Hydro power, Fish, Kaolin, Shrimp, gold, bauxite and small amounts of metal like Nickel, Platinum, Copper and Iron ore. The irrigated land in Suriname occupies 490 sq. km. Deforestation is seen largely in these days as timber is cut for the exportation purposes and thus the pollution is increased. Small scale mining industries also add to the problem. The climatic condition of Suriname is tropical as it lies in the equator zone.

Large portion of Suriname Geography is predominant with numerous flora and fauna. Nowadays these innocent species are also facing the hazards of life due to the new developments by human being. Despite having relatively small population Suriname is one of the advanced and independent states of South America.

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