in Distrikt Brokopondo, Suriname

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
4.994 and -54.999 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 4° 59' 37" and W -54° 59' 54"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - SRD
Spoken languages:
Dutch, English, Javanese
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:23 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: America/Paramaribo
UTC/GMT offset: -3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:32 am and 6:23 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-5.755 and 123.990 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Suriname in South America

Safety Score: 2,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Suriname.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Suriname. Last Update: 2023-11-28 08:25:59

Delve into Afobaka

Afobaka in Distrikt Brokopondo is a town located in Suriname about 61 mi (or 99 km) south of Paramaribo, the country's capital town.

Time in Afobaka is now 06:23 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named America / Paramaribo with an UTC offset of -3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Afobaka. The closest airport in Suriname is Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in a distance of 34 mi (or 55 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Suriname is Historic Inner City of Paramaribo in a distance of 58 mi (or 94 km), North.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Brokopondo, Onverwacht, Lelydorp, Paramaribo and Nieuw Amsterdam. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 33°C / 92 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 44%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 10% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 28th of November 2023

33°C (91 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Wednesday, 29th of November 2023

33°C (92 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Thursday, 30th of November 2023

31°C (87 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Door de Rimboe

Published: May 17, 2010
Length: 42:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: MissBakra2010

Op de terugweg naar Paramaribo nog even een binnendoor weggetje om naar een riviertje te gaan.


Published: April 04, 2019
Length: 16:58 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Urgill eco tour suriname

Tijdens een trip naar Atjonie Zijn we gestop bij Brokopondo Om foto's en video's te maken.

Off-road Suzuki escudo fun in Suriname

Published: May 27, 2019
Length: 01:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: arveen nandpersad

Suzuki escudo funday in Suriname.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Afobaka Airstrip

Afobaka Airstrip is an airstrip located near Afobaka, a village in the Brokopondo District of Suriname. Between 1960 and 1964, the 1913 meter-long Afobaka Dam was built on the Suriname River, creating the Brokopondo Reservoir. The Afobaka Airstrip is nearby this Brokopondo Reservoir, officially named Professor Doctor Ingenieur W. J. van Blommestein Meer, and also called the Brokopondostuwmeer. It is named after the Surakarta-born Dutch hydrological engineer Willem Johan van Blommestein.

Located at 4.9982, -54.9919 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Suriname, Brokopondo District


Afobaka is a village in the Brokopondo District of Suriname. Between 1960 and 1964, the 1913 meter-long Afobaka Dam was built on the Suriname River, creating the Brokopondo Reservoir. The Afobaka Airstrip is nearby.

Located at 4.98333, -54.9833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Brokopondo District

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Affobakka, Afobaka