Geography of Suriname

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Suriname is located in northern South America and is part of Caribbean South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana. It is mostly covered by tropical rain forest, containing a great diversity of flora and fauna that, for the most part, are increasingly threatened by new development. There is a relatively small population, most of which live along the coast.



Geographic coordinates: 4°00′N 56°00′W / 4°N 56°W / 4; -56

Map references: South America


Total: 163,270 square kilometers (63,040 sq mi)
Land: 161,470 square kilometers (62,340 sq mi)
Water: 1,800 square kilometers (690 sq mi)

Area - comparative: See order of magnitude 1 E+11 m².

Land boundaries

Total: 1,707 kilometers (1,061 mi)

Border countries:

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