Commewijne is a district of Suriname, located on the right bank of the Suriname River. Commewijne's capital city is Nieuw Amsterdam. Tamanredjo is another major town, while Meerzorg is the most populated.
Map of Suriname showing Commewijne district
|• Total||2,353 km2 (908 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (35/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (ART)|
One of the most populated of Suriname's districts, Commewijne relies primarily on agriculture for its income, with plantations dating back to the first Dutch colonisation of the area in the 17th century.
Commewijne is divided into 6 resorts (ressorten):
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