Moengo

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Moengo
Resort
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Moengo is located in Suriname
Moengo
Moengo
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Coordinates: 5°37′N 54°24′W / 5.617°N 54.400°W / 5.617; -54.400
Country  Suriname
District Marowijne District
Area
 • Total 1,117 km2 (431 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 10,834
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-3)

Moengo is a town in Suriname, located in the Marowijne district, between Paramaribo and the border town Albina. Moengo is also a resort (municipality) in the district of Marowijne. Alcoa's first bauxite mine in Suriname was located in Moengo.[1] In former times it was a major centre for the mining and storage of bauxite. The Olympic athlete Tommy Asinga and the visual artist Remy Jungerman were born in Moengo.

Sports[edit]

The town is home to two Surinam first division football clubs: Inter Moengotapoe who play at Ronnie Brunswijkstadion, and Notch who play at Moengo Voetbal Stadion.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Overview of Alcoa in Suriname". Alcoa. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
Bibliography

Coordinates: 5°37′N 54°24′W / 5.617°N 54.400°W / 5.617; -54.400