Welgelegen, Coronie District

Welgelegen is a resort in Suriname, located in the Coronie District. Its population at the 2012 census was 593.[1] Welgelegen started as a cotton plantation in 1824.[2] The church of Welgelegen was consecrated on 1 November 1883, but wasn't built at the spot. It was first erected on Cardross Park, and later moved to its current location. The church is no longer in service.[3]

Welgelegen, Coronie District
Church in Welgelegen
Church in Welgelegen
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Map showing the resorts of Coronie District.
Country Suriname
DistrictCoronie District
 • Total2,143 km2 (827 sq mi)
 • Total593
 • Density0.28/km2 (0.72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (AST)

The villages of Jenny and Mary's Hope are also located in the Welgelegen resort.

Peruvia Nature ReserveEdit

The Peruvia Nature Reserve was founded in 1986.[4] It is located near the mouth of the Coppename River, and covers an area of 31,000 hectares.[5] The reserve contains moriche palms, Sandbox tree forests, and is home to the Blue-and-yellow macaw.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Resorts in Suriname Census 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Plantage Welgelegen (Kust in Coronie)". Suriname Plantages (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Welgelegen". Coronie.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Natuur" (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. ^ "STRUCTUUR ANALYSE DISTRICTEN 2009-2013" (PDF). Planning Office Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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Coordinates: 5°52′36″N 56°19′50″W / 5.87659°N 56.3306°W / 5.87659; -56.3306