Stoelmanseiland

Stoelmanseiland (or Stoelie[1]) is an island, and a village in the Paramacca resort of the Sipaliwini District. It is located at the confluence of the Tapanahony River with the Lawa River which forms the Marowijne River,[2] and is also the border with French Guiana.[3]

Stoelmanseiland
Stoelmanseiland (1905)
Stoelmanseiland (1905)
Stoelmanseiland is located in Suriname
Stoelmanseiland
Stoelmanseiland
Coordinates: 4°21′N 54°25′W / 4.350°N 54.417°W / 4.350; -54.417Coordinates: 4°21′N 54°25′W / 4.350°N 54.417°W / 4.350; -54.417
Country Suriname
DistrictSipaliwini District
ResortParamacca
Time zoneUTC-3 (AST)

Stoelmanseiland has been named after Philip Samuel Stoelman who founded a military outpost on the island in December 1791 in his fight against the Aluku.[4]

During the Surinamese Interior War it was the headquarters of Ronnie Brunswijk's Jungle Commando.[5]

Johannes King HospitalEdit

The Moravian Church built the Johannes King Hospital, a medical clinic which opened on 29 May 1958.[6] It was named after Johannes King[7] who was the first Maroon missionary, and one of the earliest authors in Sranan Tongo.[8] The clinic is nowadays operated by Medische Zending.[6]

TransportEdit

Stoelmanseiland can be reached via Stoelmans Eiland Airstrip which is located on the island.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bosnegers wijzen Bouterse af". Reformatorisch Dagblad via Digibron (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Neerlandia. Jaargang 9". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. ^ "French Guiana Suriname". Sovereign Limits.
  4. ^ Silvia de Groot (1970). "Rebellie der Zwarte Jagers. De nasleep van de Bonni-oorlogen 1788-1809". De Gids (in Dutch).
  5. ^ "Rudolph Zeeman: 'Brunswijk heeft Stoelmanseiland altijd verwaarloosd'". Dagblad Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b "60 jaar ziekenhuis Stoelmanseiland feestelijk gevierd". Medische Zending.sr (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Sipaliwini Distrikt 2". Suriname.nu (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Surinaamse schrijvers en dichters". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). 1989. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Stoelmans Eiland Airport". Airport Codes. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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