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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.


(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)


(ˌpær əˈmær əˌboʊ)

a seaport in and the capital of Suriname. 110,867.
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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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Glancing around briefly at young Maroon men filling their crafts with barrels of gasoline and crates of Parbo beer while women and children rested and cooked among hammocks strung beneath an awning or purchased groceries inside the large store where an older Chinese woman stuck her head out to look at me before reporting back to her comrades, I told him that I did indeed like Suriname.
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