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UNESCO World Heritage

Suriname, Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, September 29, 2013 at 04:26:51

Location District of Paramaribo, Suriname
Coordinates N5 49 33.996 W55 8 60
Property 30 ha
Date of Inscription 2002

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/940 )

Paramaribo is a former Dutch colonial town from the 17th and 18th centuries planted on the northern coast of tropical South America. The original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic centre remains intact. Its buildings illustrate the gradual fusion of Dutch architectural influence with traditional local techniques and materials.

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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, Paramaribo Paramaribo

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Suriname, Central Suriname Nature Reserve

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, September 29, 2013 at 04:16:47

Location District Sipaliwini, Suriname
Coordinates N4 0 0 W56 30 0
Property 1,600,000 ha
Date of Inscription 2000

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1017 )

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises 1.6 million ha of primary tropical forest of west-central Suriname. 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 topography and ecosystems of notable conservation value due to its pristine state. Its montane and lowland forests contain a high diversity of plant life with more than 5,000 vascular plant species collected to date. The Reserve's animals are typical of the region and include the jaguar, giant armadillo, giant river otter, tapir, sloths, eight species of primates and 400 bird species such as harpy eagle, Guiana cock-of-the-rock, and scarlet macaw.

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Primary tropical forest, Central Suriname Nature Reserve

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