Resorts of Suriname

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The ten districts of Suriname are divided into 62 resorts (Dutch: ressorten). Within the capital city of Paramaribo, a resort entails a neighbourhood, in other cases it is more akin to a municipality, consisting of a central place with a few settlements around it. The resorts in the Sipaliwini District are especially large, since the inlands of Suriname are sparsely inhabited.

The average resort is about 2600 km² and has almost 8,000 inhabitants. According to article 161 of the Constitution of Suriname, the highest political body of the resort is the resort council. Elections for the resort council are held every five years and are usually at the same time as the Suriname general elections.

Overview map[edit]

Resorts of Suriname

List of resorts[edit]

The resorts are listed below, according to district.[1]

Brokopondo District[edit]

Resorts of Brokopondo

The Brokopondo District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Kwakoegron 1,050 0.2 263
Marshallkreek 354 2.8 1,171
Klaaskreek 349 3.8 2,124
Centrum 314 9.1 4,482
Brownsweg 731 5.3 4,783
Sarakreek 4,566 1.1 3,076

Commewijne District[edit]

Resorts of Commewijne

The Commewijne District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Margaretha 191 4.1 756
Bakkie 440 1.2 447
Nieuw Amsterdam 48 114.4 5,650
Alkmaar 81 52.0 5,561
Tamanredjo 512 10.8 6,601
Meerzorg 1,081 7.5 12,405

Coronie District[edit]

Resorts of Coronie

The Coronie District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Welgelegen 2,143 0.3 593
Totness 173 9.7 2,150
Johanna Maria 1,586 0.4 648

Marowijne District[edit]

Resorts of Marowijne

The Marowijne District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Moengo 1,117 8.6 10,834
Wanhatti 461 0.8 466
Galibi 1,014 0.7 741
Moengo Tapoe 455 0.9 579
Albina 397 12.9 5,247
Patamacca 1,183 0.4 427

Nickerie District[edit]

Resorts of Nickerie

The Nickerie District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Wageningen 1,613 2.1 2,937
Groot Henar 2,185 1.6 2,709
Oostelijke Polders 357 19.0 7,153
Nieuw Nickerie 30 461.4 12,818
Westelijke Polders 1,168 7.7 8,616

Para District[edit]

Resorts of Para

The Para District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Para Noord 236 27.3 9,703
Para Oost 446 16.5 8,016
Para, Zuid 909 4.8 6,113
Bigi Poika 2,361 0.1 525
Carolina 1,441 0.2 343

Paramaribo District[edit]

Resorts of Paramaribo

The Paramaribo District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Blauwgrond 43 661.3 31,483
Rainville 31 930.7 22,747
Munder 14 1146.4 17,234
Centrum 9 3252.7 20,631
Beekhuizen 6 3297.2 17,185
Weg naar Zee 41 321.3 16,037
Welgelegen 7 3387.0 19,304
Tammenga 6 2385.5 15,819
Flora 4 3836.5 19,538
Latour 6 4358.0 29,526
Pontbuiten 6 3246.2 23,211
Livorno 9 931.8 8,209

Saramacca District[edit]

Resorts of Saramacca

The Saramacca District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Calcutta 1,655 1.2 1,647
Tijgerkreek 241 12.0 3,244
Groningen 57 49.6 2,818
Kampong Baroe 684 2.8 2,248
Wayambo 872 1.8 1,560
Jarikaba 127 37.9 5,963

Sipaliwini District[edit]

Resorts of Sipaliwini

The Sipaliwini District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Tapanahony 42,199 0.3 13,808
Boven Suriname 7,512 2.0 17,957
Boven Saramacca 5,929 0.3 1,427
Boven Coppename 15,839 0.0 539
Kabalebo 25,955 0.1 2,291
Coeroeni 33,133 0.0 1,048

Wanica District[edit]

Resorts of Wanica

The Wanica District consists of the following resorts:

Resort Area in km2 Population density Population (2012)
Kwatta 62 162.8 14,151
Saramacca Polder 28 278.2 10,217
Koewarasan 71 227.6 27,713
De Nieuwe Grond 38 532.1 26,161
Lelydorp 149 107.0 18,663
Houttuin 58 176.3 15,656
Domburg 37 150.1 5,661

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The statistics from this section are from the eighth census of 2012, accessible at the General Bureau of Statistics of Suriname website: Censusstatistieken 2012