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    Suriname Geography - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 163,270 km2
      land area: 161,470 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Georgia

      Land boundaries: 1,707 km total; Brazil 597 km, French Guiana 510 km, Guyana 600 km

      Coastline: 386 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claims area in French Guiana between Litani Rivier and Riviere Marouini (both headwaters of the Lawa); claims area in Guyana between New (Upper Courantyne) and Courantyne/Kutari Rivers (all headwaters of the Courantyne)

      Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds

      Terrain: mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps

      Natural resources: timber, hydropower potential, fish, shrimp, bauxite, iron ore, and modest amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, gold

      Land use: NEGL% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; NEGL% meadows and pastures; 97% forest and woodland; 3% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: mostly tropical rain forest

      NOTE: The information regarding Suriname on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Suriname Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Suriname Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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