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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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