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Resorts in Para
Map of Suriname showing Para district
|• Total||5,393 km2 (2,082 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||SR-PR|
The ruins of the city of Jodensavanne are in Para district. Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition established Jodensavanne in the 17th century, but it was destroyed in 1832 by a fire. Jodensavanne was an internment camp for suspected Nazi supporters in Suriname during the Second World War.
Para is divided into 5 resorts (ressorten):
- Bigi Poika (Carib Indian)
- Carolina (Creole)
- Powakka (Arowak Indian)
In the 2004 census, Para had 18,749 inhabitants. This rose in the 2012 census to 24,700 inhabitants, a 31.1% increase.
- "Census profile at District level 2004 (in Dutch)". Stichting Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek in Suriname. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
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