Beekhuizen

Suriname

Region

settlement
GeoPoint: 5.8055 , -55.1764  
CountrySuriname
Population17.2k

About Beekhuizen

Beekhuizen is a former sugarcane plantation and currently a resort in Suriname, located in the Paramaribo District. Its population at the 2012 census was 17,185. The plantation was founded before 1700 by Benjamin Beeke. Around 1850, the Moravian Church became part owner of the plantation, started a school, and released the slaves working on their part of the plantation, because they were against slavery. In the late 19th century, the Saramacca canal was widened, and 8,200 hectares could be put under cultivation. In 1947, Bruynzeel started a wood factory, and started to built wooden houses on an industrial scale. In 1945, Beekhuizen became a neighborhood of Paramaribo. The Zorg en Hoop Airport is located in the Beekhuizen resort.

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Area Info

  • Country: Suriname
  • Population Info

    • Population: 17.2k inhabitants

    Sources: Back4App, DBpedia
     — Date merged: 7/19/2021, 11:53:12 AM