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Saramacca River

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Saramacca River

Saramacca River is a river in Suriname (estuary located at around ). Arawaks named this river "Surama", and today's name "Saramacca" is probably derived from it. It originates in the Wilhelmina Mountains and flows northwards and enters the Atlantic Ocean together with Coppename River. It has a river basin of 9.400 kmĀ² and length of 255 km. Saramacca River is used for water transport. Scientific exploration of the river began in the 1770s.


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