Bitagron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bitagron
Witagron
Bitagron is located in Suriname
Bitagron
Bitagron
Location in Suriname
Coordinates: 5°10′N 56°06′W / 5.167°N 56.100°W / 5.167; -56.100
Country Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname
District Sipaliwini District

Bitagron or Witagron is a town in Suriname on the Coppename River at the crossing of the Southern East-West Link from Paramaribo to Apoera in West-Suriname.

In the local language Bitagron means 'Land of my forefathers'.

In 1975-76 a Bailey bridge was built across the river to replace the pontoon ferry.

Bailey bridge over the Coppename river at Bitagron

Coordinates: 5°10′N 56°06′W / 5.167°N 56.100°W / 5.167; -56.100