Moengotapoe

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Moengotapoe
Resort
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Country  Suriname
District Marowijne District
Area
 • Total 455 km2 (176 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 579
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-3)

Moengotapoe is a resort in Suriname, located in the Marowijne District. Its population at the 2012 census was 579.[1]

It is the birthplace of Ronnie Brunswijk, a Maroon who led the Surinamese Liberation Army, known as the Jungle Commando, in a civil war from 1986 to 1990 seeking recognition and improved conditions for Maroons in the country. He also sought to overturn the military rule government.

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Coordinates: 5°35′N 54°15′W / 5.583°N 54.250°W / 5.583; -54.250