Sunday, 24 November 2013


I've been really luck with Latin American countries lately... You can see my very first written and stamped postcard from Suriname above :D Suriname (or Surinam) is a a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America that was colonized by the English and the Dutch in the 17th century. In 1667 it was captured by the Dutch, who governed Suriname as Dutch Guiana until 1954. At that time it was designated as one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On 25 November 1975, the country of Suriname left the Kingdom of the Netherlands to become independent.  Suriname is nowadays the smallest sovereign state in South America with the population of only 566,000, most of whom live on the country's north coast, where the capital Paramaribo is located.
Sherwin sent me a card showing Flag-square at Independence Square in Paramaribo. Thank you very, very much Sherwin! 

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