Suriname is a small republic on the northeast coast of South America. It prides itself on its thoroughly multi-ethnic culture, a colourful blend of indigenous Indian traditions and those of its former Dutch colonisers and the African, Javanese and Hindustan workers they once brought with them.
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Paramaribo, often called Par'bo, is the lively capital and only city of the sparsely inhabited country of Suriname.
The Surinamese Rainforest region comprises the three districts: Brokopondo, Para and Sipaliwini.
The East Coast region of Suriname comprises the four districts: Commewijne, Marowijne, Paramaribo and Wanica.
The West Coast region of Suriname comprises the three Surinamese coastal districts between Paramaribo and the western border with Guyana: Coronie, Nickerie and Saramacca.