World Heritage Sites in Suriname


Central Suriname Nature Reserve

(4.0 N 56.5 W) -- satellite image

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises 1.6 million ha of primary tropical forest in west-central Suriname. It protects the upper watershed of the Coppename River and the headwaters of the Lucie, Oost, Zuid, Saramaccz, and Gran Rio rivers and covers a range of topography and ecosystems of notable conservation value due to its pristine state. There is a high diversity of plant life with more than 5,000 vascular plant species collected to date. The animals of the region include jaguar, giant armadillo, giant river otter, tapir, sloths, eight species of primates and 400 bird species such as harpy eagle, Guiana cock-of-the-rock, and scarlet macaw.


Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

(5.82 N 55.17 W) -- satellite image

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Last updated: September 25, 2017