Map of Suriname showing Brokopondo district
|• Total||7,364 km2 (2,843 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||2.2/km2 (5.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
Brokopondo district is the site of a large reservoir, the Brokopondo Reservoir near Afobaka (built between 1961 and 1964), which produces hydroelectric power that provides approximately half of the domestic electrical need.
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.
Brokopondo is divided into 6 resorts (ressorten):
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