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Suriname Flag The Republic of Suriname is a country in northern South America. It shares land borders with Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana, as well as having a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Suriname was estimated as being 481,267. The country's capital and largest city is Paramaribo (nickname: Par'bo), which has a population of about 250,000.

Suriname Country Details


Country Name Suriname
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Suriname Flag
Principal Language Dutch
Capital Paramaribo


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Suriname (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
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Suriname (Bradt Travel Guide)
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·Navigate your way through Paramaribo’s old quarter
·Explore the vast wildlife-rich jungles that swathe the interior
·Glide along the Upper Suriname in a korjaal dugout
·Visit remote turtle-breeding beaches at Galibi and Matapica
·Expert health, safety and security tips to know before you go
·Written by leading travel expert Philip Briggs, author of 15 Bradt guides

Dutch-speaking Suriname is the smallest country in South America, but it packs in a remarkable biodiversity: it is home to the world’s bulkiest rodent, the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat and an exceptional 720 bird species. The UNESCO-listed capital Paramaribo is famed for its diverse ethnic mix and unique wooden architecture. And the forested interior is studded with opportunities for the curious traveller, from the vast Central Suriname Nature Reserve and plush Bergendal Eco-Resort to the bicycle-friendly plantation loop through Commewijne and sparkling rapids of the Upper Suriname.
Tourism in this beautiful and largely unspoiled destination is on the up. Highly experienced Bradt author Philip Briggs brings you this first-ever dedicated English-language guidebook to Suriname, an essential companion for anyone exploring the country.
Guyana, Guyane & Suriname (Footprint Handbooks)
By Ben Box

Footprint
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Guyana, Guyane & Suriname (Footprint Handbooks)
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Three Caribbean states sitting on the edge of South America, the Guianas are an intriguing combination of Calypso and palm trees, Dutch place names, Hindu temples, French cafés, and Amerindian rainforest villages. Whether you're exploring the canopy walkway in the Iwokrama jungle, spotting rare birds at the incredible Kaieteur Falls, enjoying a croissant in Cayenne or admiring the wooden colonial buildings of Paramaribo, Footprint's Guyana, Guyane & Suriname Handbook covers all the top sights in this undiscovered region, plus tips for when you're off the beaten track.

Practicalities section with essential advice on getting there and around.
Highlights map & inspirational colour section, so you know what not to miss.
Comprehensive listings including where to eat, sleep and relax - whatever your budget.
Detailed street maps for Georgetown, Paramaribo and Cayenne.
Slim enough to fit in your pocket

Filled with inspiration and information, this concise Footprint Handbook will help you get the most out of the Guianas without weighing you down.

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Gregor Clark, Brian Kluepfel & Carolyn McCarthy

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#1 best-selling guide to South America *

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics
  • Over 170 maps
  • Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America's top sights and offbeat experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Alex Egerton, Beth Kohn & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet
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#1 best-selling guide to South America*

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Trek the Inca Trail to mysterious Machu Picchu, float down the mighty Amazon on a riverboat, or learn to tango in Buenos Aires, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, and current events.
  • Over 179 maps
  • Useful features - including If You Like, Month by Month (annual festival calendar), and Countries at a Glance
  • Coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our most comprehensive guides that both cover the top sights and take the roads less traveled, or Lonely Planet's Discover Guides, which are photo-rich guides to those destinations' most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Greg Benchwick, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Bridget Gleeson, Beth Kohn, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith and Lucas Vidgen.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, April 2012 to March 2013.

Guyana/Suriname & French Guiana 1:850 000 (International Travel Maps)
By International Travel maps

Brand: ITMB Publishing Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Guyana/Suriname & French Guiana 1:850 000 (International Travel Maps)
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3rd edition. 2 sides map. Inclued Cayenne, georgetown, Iles du Salut, Kourou, and Paramaribo Inset. Printed in Canada
Guyana, Guyane & Suriname (Footprint Focus)
By Ben Box

Footprint Handbooks
Paperback (80 pages)

Guyana, Guyane & Suriname (Footprint Focus)
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Swaying palm trees, golden beaches, a hammock at siesta time, and sunset rum cocktails: this is the bare minimum of a relaxing Caribbean holiday. Throw in Calypso music, Hindu temples and Parisian cafes selling coffee and croissants and you're close to experiencing the unique melting pot of cultures in Guyana, Guyane and Suriname. Each tiny country is home to a diverse mix of cultures and yet they have all kept their own identities and traditions. Few places boast the cultural and culinary fusion of this 'Caribbean corner' of South America.

 

·         Perfect for anyone who prefers to travel without the tourists: This concise guidebook covers places that are simply not featured in any other travel guide.

·         Objective recommendations of great places to stay and eat.

·         Fascinating insights into the region’s history and culture.

·         Highlights map of the region plus detailed street maps to important towns and cities.

·         Slim enough to fit in your pocket.

 

With unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage of this vibrant region, the Footprintfocus guide to Guyana, Guyane and Suriname will help you get the best out of your adventure without weighing you down
Peru, Colombia, Venezuela Marco Polo Map (Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname) (Marco Polo Guide)
By Marco Polo Travel Publilshing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Map (1 pages)

Peru, Colombia, Venezuela Marco Polo Map (Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname) (Marco Polo Guide)
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Fully updated for 2017... and now with ZOOM system for even better orientation! Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning.
Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge (Vintage Departures)
By John Gimlette

John Gimlette
Released: 2012-06-12
Paperback (384 pages)

Wild Coast: Travels on South America s Untamed Edge (Vintage Departures)
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Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an interior of watery, green anarchy where border disputes are often based on ancient Elizabethan maps, where flora and fauna are still being discovered, where thousands of rivers remain mostly impassable. And under the lens of John Gimlette—brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny—these three small countries are among the most wildly intriguing places on earth.

On an expedition that will last three months, he takes us deep into a remarkable world of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from “Little Paris” to a settlement built around a satellite launch pad. He recounts the complicated, often surprisingly bloody, history of the region—including the infamous 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown—and introduces us to its inhabitants: from the world’s largest ants to fluorescent purple frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who still live by sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this stunning, strangely beautiful world (“a sort of X-rated Garden of Eden”) has become home by choice or by force.

In Wild Coast, John Gimlette guides us through a fabulously entertaining, eye-opening—and sometimes jaw-dropping—journey.
Guyana, Suriname, Franzosisch-Guayana = Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana = Guyana, Suriname, Guyane = Guyan, Surinam, Guayana Francesa = Gaiana, Surinam, Frantsuzskaia Gviana
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Reise Know-How Verlag
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Guyana, Suriname, Franzosisch-Guayana = Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana = Guyana, Suriname, Guyane = Guyan, Surinam, Guayana Francesa = Gaiana, Surinam, Frantsuzskaia Gviana
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