Suriname is located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America and is its smallest sovereign state. The geography of Suriname consists of rainforests, savanna and coastal swamps. Its forest cover is approximately 90%, the highest of any nation in the world.
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The Amazon Rainforest is a natural region and biome in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon region within their borders.
The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises nearly four million acres of primary tropical forest. It protects the upper watershed of the Coppename River and the headwaters of the Lucie, Oost, Zuid, Saramaccz and Gran Rio rivers and covers a range of ecosystems.
The Guiana Shield is one of the three cratons of the South American Plate. It is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. The higher elevations are known as the Guiana (or Guyana) Highlands.
Paramaribo is the capital and largest city of Suriname, located on the banks of the Suriname River. It is a former Dutch colonial town dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and the original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic center remains intact.
The Guianas are a region on the north-central coast of South America. Made up of French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname, also known as the "Three G's," it is the least-explored region of South America, home to a melting pot of cultures and vast unspoiled tracts of nature.