Districts of Suriname
|District||Capital||Area (km2)||Area (%)||Population
|Population (%)||Pop. dens. (inhabitants/km2)|
- Upper Suriname and Torarica
- Upper Commewijne
- Upper Cottica and Perica
- Lower Commewijne
- Lower Cottica
- Coronie (district)
- Nickerie (district)
In 1927, Suriname's districts were revised, and the country was divided into 7 districts. In 1943, 1948, 1949, 1952 and 1959 further small modifications were made. On October 28, 1966, the districts were redrawn again, into
These divisions remained until 1980, when yet again, the borders of the districts were redrawn, however, with the following requirements:
- Changes in the old boundaries were made only if it leads to improved functioning
- Each area should be developed
- The new boundaries should respect the identities of indigenous people.
The last changes to the districts were in 1985.
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- "Suriname Districts".
- "Districts of Suriname". Statoids.