Totness, Suriname

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Totness
Resort and town
Map showing the resorts of Coronie District.
Map showing the resorts of Coronie District.
Totness is located in Suriname
Totness
Totness
Map showing the resorts of Coronie District.
Coordinates: 5°52′36″N 56°19′50″W / 5.87667°N 56.33056°W / 5.87667; -56.33056
Country  Suriname
District Coronie District
Area
 • Total 173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,150
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-3)

Totness is a town in Suriname, located in the Coronie district, of which it is the capital. Totness once had a Scottish settlement. The Surinam-Guyana Submarine Cable System has its landing station in Totness. It connects the telecommunications networks in Suriname with those in Guyana and Trinidad and from Trinidad to the rest of the world.[1] The Totness Airstrip is is one of the oldest airport in Suriname, in use since 1953, when the Piper Cub (PZ-NAC) of Kappel-van Eyck named "Colibri" landed there from Zorg en Hoop Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Submarine Telecoms Forum, Issue 52, retrieved August 1, 2010

Coordinates: 5°53′N 56°19′W / 5.883°N 56.317°W / 5.883; -56.317