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South America Placemat
South America
Placemat




CALENDAR

South America from the Air, National Geographic, Calendar 2011
South America from the Air, National Geographic, Poster Calendar 2011



BOOKS ABOUT SURINAME

The Guianas : Guyana, French Guiana, & Suriname Map
The Guianas
Guyana, French Guiana,
& Suriname Map


Suriname in Pictures
Suriname in Pictures


South American Table
The South American
Table
(cooking)


South American Animals
South American
Animals




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Suriname Posters
for social studies classrooms, home schoolers, offices.


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Suriname Maps
Suriname Map

Suriname Flag
Suriname Flag


South America Political Map, Art Print
South America
Political Map,
Art Print

The Republic of Suriname, the smallest independent country in South America, and formerly known as Dutch Guiana, is located on the Caribbean/North Atlantic coast. Suriname is bordered on the west by Guyana (formerly British Guiana), the south by Brazil and to the east by French Guiana.

The capital and largest city is Paramaribo is located on the Suriname River at the Atlantic Coast. Dutch is the official language of Suriname, reflecting colonial period. In the 1600s the Dutch and English established plantations on the coast; the eventual conflicts were resolved when the English accepted the small trading post called New Amsterdam in reparation for its South American colonies. (FYI - New Amsterdam became New York City.)

Eighty percent of Suriname's area is covered with rainforests, the remaining lowland coastal area along the Caribbean is cultivated and has the largest portion of the population, which include descendents of contract laborers from the Middle East, Java, and China, and West African slaves from the colonial plantation period.

Suriname is located on the Guiana Shield, one of three cratons (stable part of tectonic plates) of the South American Plate. Twelve percent of Suriname is national parks and lakes, having been cited by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its biodiversity.

Surinam is the English colonists spelling, Suriname is the Dutch spelling.



Clown Tree Frog, Native to Surinam, South America, Photographic Print
Clown Tree Frog, Native
to Surinam, South America,
Photographic Print

Green Caterpillar with Coral Colored Spines Bristles on Small Twig, Dutch Guiana, South America, Photographic Print
Green Caterpillar with Coral Colored Spines Bristles on Small Twig, Dutch Guiana, South America, Photographic Print

Alfred Eisenstaedt


Suriname Plantation, Giclee Print
Suriname Plantation,
Giclee Print

Paramaribo, Suriname, Giclee Print
Paramaribo, Suriname,
Giclee Print


Insect Metamorphosis Deluxe Laminated Poster
Insect Metamorphosis Deluxe Laminated Poster

Anna Maria Sibylla Merian spent several years, c. 1700, in Suriname, illustrating insects and plants in great detail.

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Shoes for Everyone: A Story About Jan Matzeliger
Shoes for Everyone:
A Story About Jan Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger
b. 9-15-1852; Paramaribo (formerly Dutch Guyana, now Suriname)
d. 8-24-1889; Lynn, MA

Jan Ernst Matzeliger created a machine that could attach the upper part of a shoe to the sole, making as many as 700 pairs of shoes a day compared to the 50 pair an individual crafts person could make a day.

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