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Description: The Physical Map of Surinam showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.


Surinam Facts and Country Information...

Suriname, officially known as the Republic of, is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 square kilometres, Suriname is the smallest sovereign state of South America.


The country has been divided into two major geographic regions namely the northern, the lowland coastal area which lies roughly above the line of Albina-Wageningen-Paranam, the southern part consists of tropical rainforest and sparsely inhabited savanna bordered with Brazil which cover around 80% of Suriname’s landmass.
The two main mountain ranges of the country are the Bakhuys Mountain range as well as the Van Asch Van Wijck Mountain range. Thehighest mountain is the Julianatopwhich stands at 1,286 metres above sea level.

 

Suriname is located between the French Guiana on the east along with the Guyana on the west. The southern border has Brazil while the northern border has the Atlantic coast. The Central Suriname Nature Reserve which is located in the upperwatershed of the Coppename River has been designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its mystic, untouched forests and biodiversity. It is said that 13% of the nation's landmass consists of national parks as well as lakes.

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