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Sipaliwini has a population of 29,210 and an area of 130,567 km². The district is larger than the other 9 districts of Suriname put together, however, most of the Sipaliwini is unused (it was specifically stated when the district was formed that it would encompass the unused land in Suriname's south) except for the north and the west.
The region was largely left alone during the colonial period, as the Dutch that controlled Suriname were fearful of the Portuguese in Brazil, and it was not until the 20th century that development projects began.
Sipaliwini district has seen occaisonal fighting between Guyanese and Surinamese troops over border disputes in the west.
- Boven Coppename
- Boven Saramacca
- Boven Suriname
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