Map of Suriname showing Paramaribo district
|• Total||182 km2 (70 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
Paramaribo is a district of Suriname, encompassing the city of Paramaribo and the surrounding area.
The area was first colonised by the British in the 17th century with the construction of Fort Willoughby. This fort was later taken by the Netherlands and renamed Fort Zeelandia. The area, and the city of Paramaribo, switched between Dutch and British control until the Treaty of Breda at the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War ceded all of Suriname to the Dutch.
Paramaribo is divided into 14 resorts (ressorten):
- Weg Naar Zee
- "Census profile at District level 2004 (in Dutch)". Stichting Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek in Suriname. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
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