Boskamp, Suriname

Boskamp is a town on the East-West Link in Suriname, in the central north of the country, in the Calcutta resort of the Saramacca District. It lies opposite to Jenny, to which it is connected via the Coppename bridge.[1] Boskamp is mainly a fishing village.[2]

Boskamp
The Coppename River with the bridge in the distance
The Coppename River with the bridge in the distance
Boskamp is located in Suriname
Boskamp
Boskamp
Location in Suriname
Coordinates: 5°47′11″N 55°53′43″W / 5.78639°N 55.89528°W / 5.78639; -55.89528
CountryFlag of Suriname.svg Suriname
DistrictSaramacca District
ResortCalcutta

In the 1940s the Coronie District was released from its isolation when the Samaraccaweg was extended to Boskamp.[3] In 1999, the ferry was replaced with the Coppename bridge.[4]

In 1990, a fishing station was opened with Belgian aid.[5] In 2016, a health care centre was opened in Boskamp.[6] In 2018, oil had been discovered near Boskamp.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Losgeraakte plaat Coppenamebrug hersteld". Waterkant.net (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Drinkwater in Boskamp". Groen Rood Wit (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Distrikt Coronie 2". Suriname.nu (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ "1901 A.D. - 2000 A.D." Anda Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Vlaanderen. Jaargang 46". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). 1997. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Boskamp heeft eigen hulppolikliniek". GFC Nieuws via Nieuws-Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Olie en brug?". Star Nieuws via Groen Root Wit (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.

Coordinates: 5°47′11″N 55°53′43″W / 5.78639°N 55.89528°W / 5.78639; -55.89528