Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname

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Nieuw Amsterdam
Resort and town
Nieuw Amsterdam3.jpg
Map showing the resorts of Commewijne District.
Map showing the resorts of Commewijne District.
Nieuw Amsterdam is located in Suriname
Nieuw Amsterdam
Nieuw Amsterdam
Map showing the resorts of Commewijne District.
Coordinates: 5°52′51″N 55°05′04″W / 5.88083°N 55.08444°W / 5.88083; -55.08444
Country  Suriname
District Commewijne District
Area
 • Total 48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 5,650
 • 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,[1] with around 1,200 people living in the main town, most of whom are of Javanese and East Indian origin.

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Coordinates: 5°53′N 55°05′W / 5.883°N 55.083°W / 5.883; -55.083