Brokopondo District

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Brokopondo
Brokopondo reservoir
Brokopondo reservoir
Map of Suriname showing Brokopondo district
Map of Suriname showing Brokopondo district
Coordinates: 4°46′N 55°08′W / 4.767°N 55.133°W / 4.767; -55.133
Country Suriname
Capital Brokopondo
Area
 • Total 7,364 km2 (2,843 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 15,909
 • Density 2.2/km2 (5.6/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)

Brokopondo is a district of Suriname. Its capital city is Brokopondo; other towns include Brownsweg and Kwakoegron.

The district has a population of 15,909, and an area of 7,364 square kilometres.

Brokopondo district is the site of a large reservoir, the Brokopondo Reservoir near Afobakka (built between 1961 and 1964), which produces hydroelectric power that provides approximately half of the domestic electrical need.

The district has several waterfalls, including the Irene Falls and Leo Falls. In the rainforest of Brokopondo, there are large reserves where a diverse variety of wildlife exists.

Recently, gold has been discovered in the Brokopondo district, and this has led to many new settlers arriving in the district, both from other parts of Suriname and from the rest of the world.

Resorts[edit]

Resorts of Brokopondo

Brokopondo is divided into 6 resorts (ressorten):

Coordinates: 4°46′21″N 55°07′46″W / 4.77250°N 55.12944°W / 4.77250; -55.12944