Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
|Resort and town|
Map showing the resorts of Commewijne District.
|• Total||48 km2 (19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-3)|
Nieuw Amsterdam is the capital of the Commewijne District in Suriname. It is a small coastal town situated at the confluence of the Suriname River and Commewijne River, just across from Paramaribo, the country's capital. Its population at the 2012 census was 5,650, with around 1,200 people living in the main town, most of whom are of Javanese and East Indian origin. It is the location of the historical Fort Nieuw-Amsterdam, today an open-air museum.
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