- a seaport in and the capital of Suriname, in NE South America.
[soo r-uh-nahm, -nam; Dutch sy-ree-nah-muh]
- a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 60,230 sq. mi. (155,995 sq. km). Capital: Paramaribo.
Also Su·ri·nam [soo r-uh-nahm, -nam] /ˈsʊər əˌnɑm, -ˌnæm/.
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Examples from the Web for paramaribo
It is worthy of mention that this is the first work published in Paramaribo.
They have also one settlement in Paramaribo, and one in Sommelsdyke.Thoughts on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of this Country
William Swan Plumer
Rainfall, 99 inches; at Paramaribo the average of eight years was 101 inches.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World
John B. Alden
Running short of coal, she was putting into Paramaribo, for a supply.
The first section of a railway designed to connect the goldfields with Paramaribo was opened in 1906.
- 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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