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Nieuw Nickerie

Travel Guide South America Suriname Nieuw Nickerie

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Introduction

Nieuw Nickerie is the third largest city in Suriname. It is the capital city of the Nickerie district, and the terminus of road that runs from French Guiana to Guyana across the country.

Nieuw Nickerie lies on the mouth of the Nickerie river on the Atlantic coast, opposite the mouth of the Corantijn river (Courantyne) and the Guyanese town of Corriverton (Springlands), to which a ferry service operates.

The main industries are bananas and rice. The town contains a market and several hotels, including the Hotel Ameerali, Hotel de President, Hotel Tropical, Hotel de Vesting and Residence Inn. The only Surinamese hospital outside of Paramaribo, Lachmipersad Mungra Regional Hospital Nickerie, is located on the Annastraat in Nieuw-Nickerie.

Nieuw Nickerie was built after the former center of the district, Nieuw Rotterdam, was destroyed by floods.

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Getting There

By Plane

There are quite a few options to fly to/from Paramaribo.

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Phone

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