The largest city of Suriname is Paramaribo. This capital sits on the Suriname River banks in the area of Paramaribo. Since 2002 the ancient city centre of Paramaribo has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Car hire in Paramaribo offers a way to visit the capital city and its surroundings.
The historic city area was once used as a trading post by the Dutch. The English then took it in 1630, until it became an English colony capital in 1650. From here the English and the Dutch often changed control until it stayed in Dutch hands from 1815 until Suriname's independence in 1975.
There is a diverse mix of ethnicity here. Citizens tend to have African, Dutch, Asian Indian or indigenous descent. Other ethnicities include East Indians, Chinese, Hindustani, Creoles, Javanese, Native Americans, Maroons and Europeans of mainly English or Dutch descent. You can notice the eclectic mix when travelling with car rental in Paramaribo.
The capital of Paramaribo has a population of around 250,000. This is more than half of Suriname's population. There is only one movie theatre in Suriname and it is located here in the capital. On holidays and Sunday you can enjoy the local bird song competition. There are two airports here, one international and one for local flights.
With cheap car hire in Paramaribo you should visit the Unity Square and Presidential Palace here. Nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful park behind the palace. The Palmentuin Park has a variety of tropical birds and many tall palm trees. History fans will enjoy the Fort Zeelandia, a riverside fort used for prisoners in the 17th century. The riverside avenue of Waterkrant has a great market.
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