in Distrikt Sipaliwini, Suriname

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
3.682 and -54.087 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 3° 40' 54" and W -54° 5' 14"
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: 08:04 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: America/Paramaribo
UTC/GMT offset: -3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:23 am and 6:42 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-3.595 and 126.175 (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: 2024-05-22 08:01:51

Discover Benzdorp

Benzdorp in Distrikt Sipaliwini is a city in Suriname about 168 mi (or 271 km) south-east of Paramaribo, the country's capital city.

Local time in Benzdorp is now 08:04 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named America / Paramaribo with an UTC offset of -3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Benzdorp. The closest is airport we know is Maripasoula Airport in French guiana in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km). The closest airport in Suriname is Drietabbetje Airport in a distance of 50 mi (or 6 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Central Suriname Nature Reserve in a distance of 100 mi (or 161 km), West.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Maripasoula, Brokopondo, Albina, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni and Iracoubo. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Night Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Chance of rainfall 7%
Air Humidity 65%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 32% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024

28°C (82 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Thursday, 23rd of May 2024

31°C (88 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Friday, 24th of May 2024

29°C (85 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

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Remontée du Maroni

Published: March 27, 2014
Length: 51:16 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Gregetcam

Remontée du Maroni en pirogue, d'Apatou à Maripasoula, mars 2014.

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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.


Benzdorp is a town in the Sipaliwini District of Suriname. On April 3, 2008, an airplane operated by Blue Wing Airlines crashed upon landing at Lawa Antino Airport near Benzdorp.

Located at 3.68333, -54.0833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Populated places in Sipaliwini District

Lawa Tabiki Airstrip

Lawa Tabiki Airstrip, near Lawa Tabiki, Suriname.

Located at 3.6788, -54.0852 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Airports in Suriname, Sipaliwini District

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Benzdorf, Compagnie des Mines d'Or, Bensdorp, Bendorp