Paramaribo

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Paramaribo
The street Waterkant in Paramaribo
The street Waterkant in Paramaribo
Eik-name(s): 
Par'bo
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Coordinates: 5°51′8″N 55°12′14″W / 5.85222°N 55.20389°W / 5.85222; -55.20389Coordinates: 5°51′8″N 55°12′14″W / 5.85222°N 55.20389°W / 5.85222; -55.20389
Kintra Suriname
DestrictParamaribo Destrict
Foondit1603
Area
 • Total182 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2012 census)
 • Total240,924
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)

Paramaribo (nickname: Par′bo) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Suriname, locatit on banks o the Suriname River in the Paramaribo Destrict. Paramaribo haes a population o roughly 250,000 fowk, mair nor hauf o Suriname's population. The historic inner ceety o Paramaribo haes been a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid syne 2002.