Lelydorp

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Lelydorp
Resort and town
Market in Lelydorp
Market in Lelydorp
Country Suriname
District Wanica District
Population (2004)
 • Total 15,576
Time zone AST (UTC-3)

Lelydorp is the capital city of Wanica District, Suriname. Lelydorp is the second largest city in Suriname, after Paramaribo.[1] It is located at around 5°42′N 55°14′W / 5.700°N 55.233°W / 5.700; -55.233.

Lelydorp was originally called Kofi Djompo. It was renamed by Cornelis Lely, the Dutch governor of Suriname in 1905.

Lelydorp is the most important halfway stopping point between Paramaribo and Zanderij. (The Johan Pengel Airport is in Zanderij.)

Lelydorp's people are a mixture of Javanese, Hindustani, Creoles, Europeans and Portuguese Jews.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "World Gazetteer/ Suriname". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18.