City of the Week: Paramaribo, Suriname


Paramaribo, Suriname

Population: 240,924 (2012)

Continent: South America

Visa requirements for US citizens: Tourist Card on Arrival, up to 90 days.

Currency: Surinamese Dollar

Languages: Dutch and English

Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname, and is known for its Dutch influence. It was a Dutch colonial town in the 17th and 18th century, and buildings from that era can still be found in the city. English is not the official language, but it is widely spoken in the city.


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