Nieuw Nickerie

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Nieuw Nickerie
Resort and City
Street in Nieuw Nickerie
Street in Nieuw Nickerie
Nieuw Nickerie is located in Suriname
Nieuw Nickerie
Nieuw Nickerie
Location in Suriname
Coordinates: 05°56′N 56°59′W / 5.933°N 56.983°W / 5.933; -56.983Coordinates: 05°56′N 56°59′W / 5.933°N 56.983°W / 5.933; -56.983
Country Suriname
District Nickerie
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 12,818
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Nieuw Nickerie[1] (pronounced 'Niekérie') is the third largest city in Suriname with a population estimated at 12,818. It is the capital city of the Nickerie district, and the terminus of the East-West Link.

Nieuw Nickerie lies on the mouth of the Nickerie river on the Atlantic coast, opposite the mouth of the Corantijn river (Courantyne) and the Guyanese town of Corriverton (Springlands), to which a ferry service operates.

The main industries are bananas and rice. The town contains a market and several hotels, including the Hotel Ameerali, Hotel de President, Hotel Tropical, Hotel de Vesting and Residence Inn.

Nieuw Nickerie was built after the former center of the district, Nieuw Rotterdam was destroyed by floods.

The city's Majoor Henry Fernandes Airport also known as Nieuw Nickerie Airport,[2][3] is located near Nieuw Nickerie, the capital city of the Nickerie district in Suriname.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nieuw Nickerie
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
26
(79)
27
(81)
Average low °C (°F) 25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
Record low °C (°F) 20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(64)
21
(70)
22
(72)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(64)
Precipitation mm (inches) 180
(7.09)
100
(3.94)
100
(3.94)
170
(6.69)
240
(9.45)
290
(11.42)
240
(9.45)
160
(6.3)
70
(2.76)
50
(1.97)
80
(3.15)
160
(6.3)
1,890
(74.41)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nieuw Nickerie, Nickerie, Suriname at GEOnet Names Server. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
  2. ^ Airport information for SMNI at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Accident history for ICK at Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname". Weatherbase. 2014.  Retrieved on April 3, 2013.