Sunday, May 24, 2009

Suriname: Border Confusion

A comment was left on the previous post about Suriname mentioning that I had used an incorrect map. This map is the one they suggested:

When you compare the two, you see that the Southwest corner of Suriname extends across a river in the first map, and in the second that area seems to be part of Guyana. I was not aware that there was any tension between Guyana and Suriname over their borders.

Please, if anyone has some insight into why these maps contradict each other, I would love an explanation. Does the disputed region have some valuable resource? Which country do the people of that region what to be part of?

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