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The capital and largest city of Suriname, on the Suriname River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. Settled by the British from Barbados in the 1630s, it came under Dutch rule in 1815.
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(ˌpærəˈmærɪˌbəʊ; Dutch paːraːˈmaːriːboː)
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Surinam, 27 km (17 miles) from the Atlantic on the Surinam River: the only large town in the country. Pop: 261 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌpær əˈmær əˌboʊ)

a seaport in and the capital of Suriname. 110,867.
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Noun1.Paramaribo - the capital and largest city and major port of SurinamParamaribo - the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana, Republic of Suriname, Surinam, Suriname - a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
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Boon's personal and family map includes Amsterdam and Paramaribo, England and India, and she recalls traveling to places where the pieces of her heritage puzzle waited in silence, connected by oceans said to remember the stories of those who crossed them, willing or not.
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Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname (1991-1993), Disbursing/Financial Management Officer, U.S.
GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, is supporting the Dubai-based syndicate Row4Ocean's attempt to complete an endurance-testing journey from Dakar in Senegal to Paramaribo in Suriname, whilst spreading an important marine preservation message.
Summary: The rowers will set sail for the 'Row4Ocean' initiative on December 14 and will travel from Dakar to Paramaribo.
In a report to the Home Office in Manila, Mauro said she learned about this when she visited Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, for the presentation of her credentials to President Desire Bouterse as non-resident ambassador to that island-country on July 27.
Summary: Paramaribo [Suriname], June 21 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind underscored the South-South cooperation as an important pillar of the Indo-Surinamese relations.
AT WORK: An employee at the Mobi Chen wood factory in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname.
Deepwater Block 59 is in water depths ranging from nearly 2,000 meters to 3,600 meters, located approximately 190 miles (305 kilometers) offshore Suriname's capital city, Paramaribo. The block is 2.8 million acres, or 4,430 square miles, and shares a maritime border with Guyana, where ExxonMobil is the operator of three offshore blocks, including the world-class Liza field discovered by ExxonMobil in 2015.