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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.

Commewijne
District
Overzicht van district Commewijne - Unknown - 20418727 - RCE.jpg
Map of Suriname showing Commewijne district
Map of Suriname showing Commewijne district
Coordinates: 5°52′N 55°04′W / 5.867°N 55.067°W / 5.867; -55.067
Country Suriname
Capital Nieuw Amsterdam
Area
 • Total 2,353 km2 (908 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 31,420
 • Density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)

The district has a population of 31,420 and an area of 2,353 km².

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.

Along with numerous small colonial forts, Nieuw Amsterdam is the home of Fort Nieuw-Amsterdam, a large fortress built to protect the Commewijne area during the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

ResortsEdit

 
Resorts of Commewijne

Commewijne is divided into 6 resorts (ressorten):

TownsEdit