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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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Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname (1991-1993), Disbursing/Financial Management Officer, U.S.
After months of preparation and coordination, the Green Hope team flew to Paramaribo, Suriname's picturesque capital city, on July 3.
Here is how Cohen remembered offering him a job: "I first met Bill at the Caribbean Film Market, being held in Paramaribo, Suriname. I knew then that I would like to work with him."
MIA also welcomed six new international nonstop routes: Bimini, Bahamas; Cologne, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Paramaribo, Suriname; and Varadero, Cuba.
Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, director of the Office of West African Affairs, and DCM in Bamako, Mali, and in Paramaribo, Suriname. She has also had postings in South Africa, Cameroon, Namibia and Togo.
Hassankhan, University of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Shawwal 24, 1434, Aug 31, 2013, SPA --Opposition legislators in Suriname are demanding an explanation from the president of the South American country about the arrest of his son on U.S.
(2) Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kernkampweg 5, Paramaribo, Suriname
On April 10, Bishop Wilhelmus de Bekker of Paramaribo, Suriname, joined religious leaders and about 5,000 members of civic society in a silent protest march against the legislation.