Paramaribo Suriname History
They are called Indians and have a very rich and interesting cuisine, but they are very different from the rest of the continent. The Surins have lived in the area since the 16th century and are one of the oldest ethnic groups in Finland.
A popular name for Suriname is "The Little United Nations," reflecting the different nationalities that have emerged from immigration into the country throughout its history. The name "Suriname" is derived from the "Indian tribes" who lived in the area that is now called Guyana and Suriname, and the name of the country itself.
Suriname is connected to the Netherlands through its post-colonial history, which led, among other things, to the founding of the Dutch Republic, the first independent state in South America. The Dutch were oppressed for many years, but today, with a population of about 2.5 million people, they are the most widely spoken language in Suriname. Dutch is the official language, and Suriname has been a member of the Dutch Language Union since 2004.
Their common history began when the first Dutch reached the coast of Suriname and in 1593 Spain explored it. In 1602 the Dutch began to settle in the country, followed by the English, but in 1603 they were overtaken by Brazil.
The Dutch continued to bring new African slaves to Suriname and the English-based language somehow remained. Spanish and Portuguese were not the official languages, but the Dutch spoke a variety of languages dating back to a long colonial period. One of the countries in South America where there is a strong tradition of being a "Surinamese" is Guyana, which is spoken in English.
I found the similarities between Suriname and the Cape Verde Islands quite striking, as they are two culturally diverse countries that are often overlooked. Since both have about 500,000 inhabitants, it is easy for cultures to be misinterpreted, but I was surprised to see that Surinamese culture is recognized and respected, even if nations within Suriname's borders are not recognized as a whole. Several of the cultural links between the Sudanese islands are steeped in a strong sense of pride in their history and culture.
Surinamese raw materials were also processed into a variety of products, such as clothing, jewelry and even furniture. The present from Surinam for the Dutch royal family's anniversary tells a fascinating story.
Dutch colonists who came to Dutch Guiana (now Suriname) and tried to tame the wilderness here were partly led as slaves and partly as runaway slaves. The old town revolves around an amazingly well-preserved Dutch citadel, Fort Zeeland, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. This sight gives you an impression of the history of the Dutch colonists who came to Dutch Guiana and now to Suriname. Former Dutch plantations that had a long and sad history are now owned by friendly and hospitable families, and FortZeeland has a particularly good museum for introductions.
This divided nature, combined with the geographical conditions of Suriname, provided a perfect opportunity to build a mass stronghold in the middle of the jungle, with a large number of small villages and towns in between.
The Treaty of Breda of 1667 confirmed the independence of Suriname, with Paramaribo being the leading city of the new state and Guyana falling to Great Britain. In 1666, Sur iname was returned to the Dutch under a treaty between the two countries, but ParamARibo remained the capital of Suriname.
Three years later, the British Parliament passed the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which officially abolished the transatlantic slave trade in the British Empire, including Suriname.
The new law stipulated that those who received PSA status would not be Surinamese nationals, would not be born or be born in Suriname, but would have at least one parent or grandparent who was born or had the opportunity to be born and / or to grow up or be born in Suriname. Most of the members accepted Suriname as their homeland, and a considerable number of them emigrated to the Netherlands and assumed Suranam nationality.
The capital, Paramaribo, which is located in Suriname, is a small town with about 3,000 inhabitants and the second largest city in the country and the third largest in South America. The most important rivers are the Maroni and Courantyne, both of which are now part of the border between Guyana and French Guiana, and the Guyana River. These include the Courantsyne, which is part of the border with Guyana, the chestnut trees, which form part of a border with French Guiana. Minibuses can be brought from the city centre by car or even by bus to the city centre.
The daily connection to the Netherlands is regulated by the Royal Dutch Air Force, with a daily flight from Amsterdam to Paramaribo and a weekly flight to Port - au - Prince, Suriname.