Tamanredjo (Javanese : ꦠꦩꦤꦽꦗ lit. meaning : Prosperous Garden Village) is a resort and town in Suriname, located in the Commewijne District. Its population at the 2012 census was 6,601.[1]

Tamanredjo
Resort and town
Director's house in Sorgvliet.
Director's house in Sorgvliet.
Commewijne resorts.png
Map showing the resorts of Commewijne District.
  Tamanredjo
Coordinates: 5°46′54″N 55°1′10″W / 5.78167°N 55.01944°W / 5.78167; -55.01944Coordinates: 5°46′54″N 55°1′10″W / 5.78167°N 55.01944°W / 5.78167; -55.01944
Country Suriname
DistrictCommewijne District
Area
 • Total512 km2 (198 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2012 census)[1]
 • Total6,601
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (AST)

Tamanredjo was founded in 1937 as village for Javanese immigrants.[2] As of 2012, the Javanese still form the biggest ethnic group.[1] The town was connected to the East-West Link in 1960s, and is one of the larger towns of the Commewijne District.[2]

Another village in the resort is Stolkertsijver.

Sorgvliet is a former coffee plantation on the Commewijne River,[3] which was founded in 1742 by Phaff[4] which is known for its monumental Director's house.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Resorts in Suriname Census 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Distrikt Commewijne 2". Suriname.nu. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Plantage Sorgvliet". Suriname Plantage (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ "DE HERKOMST EN DE BETEEKENIS VAN SURINAAMSCHE PLANTAGENAMEN". Doc Player (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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