Saramacca River

Saramacca River is a river in Suriname. Arawaks named this river "Surama", and today's name "Saramacca" is probably derived from it. It originates in the Wilhelmina Mountains and flows northwards and enters the Atlantic Ocean together with Coppename River. It has a river basin of 9.400 km² and length of 255 km. Saramacca River is used for water transport. Scientific exploration of the river began in the 1770s.

Saramacca River
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Aerial view of meandering Saramacca River
Saramacca River is located in Suriname
Saramacca River
Location
CountrySuriname
DistrictSaramacca & Sipaliwini District
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationWilhelmina Mountains
 • coordinates3°45′04″N 56°07′03″W / 3.7510°N 56.1175°W / 3.7510; -56.1175
MouthCoppename River
 • coordinates
5°49′55″N 55°55′04″W / 5.8319°N 55.9177°W / 5.8319; -55.9177Coordinates: 5°49′55″N 55°55′04″W / 5.8319°N 55.9177°W / 5.8319; -55.9177
Basin features
ProgressionCoppename RiverAtlantic Ocean

ReferencesEdit

  • Bruijning, Conrad Friederich Albert; Jan Voorhoeve (1977). Encyclopedie van Suriname. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 90-10-01842-3.