Suriname

  • Barry Turner
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Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The first Europeans to reach the area were the Spanish in 1499 but it was the British who established a colony in 1650. At the peace of Breda (1667), Suriname was assigned to the Netherlands in exchange for the colony of New Netherland in North America. Suriname was twice in British possession during the Napoleonic Wars, in 1799–1802 and 1804–16, when it was returned to the Netherlands.

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Further Reading

  1. Dew, E. M., Trouble in Suriname, 1975–1993. New York, 1995Google Scholar
  2. National Statistical Office: Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek, POB 244, Paramaribo.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007

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