De Republiek van Suriname is een republiek aan de noordoostkust van Zuid-Amerika. Het grenst in het oosten aan Frans-Guyana, in het westen aan Guyana (voormalig Brits Guiana), in het zuiden aan Brazilië en in het noorden aan de Atlantische Oceaan. Suriname heeft zowel met Guyana als met Frans-Guyana een grensgeschil. Het land is 163.820 km² groot en heeft een kustlijn van 386 km.
Republik Suriname iku ana ing bagian lor Amerika Kidul. Negari iki diwatesi karo Guyana Perancis ing wetan, Guyana ing kulon, Negara Brazil ing kidul, lan Samudra Atlantik ing lor. Negara iki salah sijining panggonan sing akeh wong Jawane, saliyane Indonesia lan Kaledonia Baru.
The Republic of Suriname is a country in northern South America. It lies in between ► French Guiana to the east and ► Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with ► Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast. The most southern parts of the borders with Guyana and French Guiana are disputed (upper Corantijn and Marowijne rivers; the map shows the Guyana and French Guiana versions of the border). The country is the smallest sovereign state in terms of area and population in South America.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Antique map of Guyana by Janssonius (1636)
18th century map of Venezuela and the Guyanas
18e eeuwse kaart van Venezuela an de Guyana's
Map of the Nickerie river made by C. van Drimmelen and H. van Cappelle after their expedition to that area in 1900
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