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Uitkijk is a small village located at western of Paramaribo and on Saramacca River. Uitkijk haven’t any bridge to pass over Saramacca River. There was a ferry like ship but not working because broken engine, no maintenances etc. People need to pass over Saramacca River for their next stops, houses, works and also some times for any emergency reason. Two guys at the middle of boat were rider of motorcycle and they asked to young boatmen for transporting to shore. You can see broken ship and next shore at workshop version.

Saramacca River : Saramacca River is a river in Suriname (estuary located at around 5.85° N 55.8833333° W).

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 km² and length of 255 km. Saramacca River is used for water transport.

Scientific exploration of the river began in the 1770s.

Arawaks named this river "Surama", today's name "Saramacca" is probably derived from it.

Saramacca District : Saramacca is a district of Suriname, in the north. Saramacca's capital city is Groningen, with other towns and cities including Batavia and Boskamp.

Saramacca has a population of 13,600 and an area of 3,636 km².

The district has traditionally been the site of dozens of small, family owned farming communities, and it has only been recently that large agricultural projects have begun to emerge, primarily geared to the production of bananas and rice.

The district is known for its birds, with ornithologists and birdwatchers coming from all over the world to study and admire Saramacca's toucans, parrots and cocks-of-the-rock.

Saramacca, usually spelled saramaka is also the name of a group of Maroons who established communities along the Saramacca River having fled slavery.

(*)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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