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South America 2013
History- Carib and Arawak tribes lived in the region before Columbus sighted the coast in 1498. Spain officially claimed the are 1593, but Portuguese and Spanish explorers of the time gave the area little attention. Dutch settlement began in 1616 at the mouths of several rivers between present day Georgetown, Guyana and Cayenne, Fren Guiana.
Economic activities- Mining alumina, bauxitc
Physical characteristics Landforce and CLimate- Suriname has a Tropical Humid climate with dry rainy seasons. the short ainy season is in December and January, the long ainy season from April to July.
Human charateristics- Asian and African in fluences
Natural resources- Timber, Hydropower, fish, Kaolin, Shrimp, Bauxite. Gold, and small amount of Nikel, Copper, Platinum, and Iron Ore.
Crops- Rice, sugarcan, coffee, banans
Leisure activies of the people- MOst of the population fish, or does SPort fishing.
Wildlife- Armadillos, bats, whales
Picture- this is the flag of suriname.
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