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Map of Suriname

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Suriname is a country in the northeast of South America. This map of Suriname contains satellite imagery and an elevation map. It also shows cities, towns, highways, roads, lakes, rivers, and disputed areas.

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Suriname World Map
Suriname on a World Map

Suriname is a South American country located to the northeast along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its nature reserves, tropical rainforests, and ethnic diversity. It borders 3 other countries including Guyana to the west, French Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south.

Suriname is the smallest country in South America occupying an area of just 163,821 square kilometers (63,252 sq mi). Also, it’s the second least populated country with the majority of people living on the north coast. Paramaribo is the capital and largest city, also located in the north. Other towns are Lelydorp, Brokopondo, Brokopondo, and Nieuw Nickerie.

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Suriname Satellite Map

Suriname is covered in tropical rainforests with low deforestation. Forests cover 93% of its area including the 1.6 million hectares as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. Suriname has several disputed areas with Guyana and French Guiana.

Suriname Satellite Map

First, both Suriname and Guyana claim the Tigri Area to the southwest of Suriname. Secondly, its other disputed territory is the Lawa headwaters area with French Guiana. It lies mostly between latitudes 1°N and 6°N above the equator so the climate is mostly tropical in Suriname.


Suriname Elevation Map

The terrain of Suriname is a mix of rolling hills, swamps, and coastal plains. But it has several significant mountain chains. For example, the Tumuc-Humac Mountains straddle its border with Brazil. Whereas the Bakhuis Mountains is a smaller chain that runs along the Coppename River.

Suriname Elevation Map

The Wilhelmina Mountains run in a north-south direction and contain Julianatop. At 1,280 meters (4,199 ft), it is the highest peak in Suriname, located on the west-central. The Courantyne is the longest river in Suriname and marks its border with Guyana. Otherwise, Blommestein Lake covers close to 1% of Suriname and is its largest lake.

Capital City


Populated places


Nieuw Nickerie

Rivers, reservoirs and water

Atlantic Ocean
Brokopondo Reservoir
Coeseiwe River
Courantyne River
Gran Rio

Maroni River
Oelemari River
Saramacca River
Tapanahony River

Landforms and geography

Bakhuis Mountains
Wilhelma Mountains
Tamuk-Hamuk Mountains

Parks and nature reserves

Central Suriname Nature Reserve

Disputed areas

Courantyne Headwaters Disputed Area
Lawa Headwaters Disputed Area

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