Courantyne River

Courantyne River
or Corantijn or Coeroeni

River, northern South America.

Rising in the Akarai Mountains, it flows north for 450 mi (700 km) and empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Nieuw Nickerie, Suri. It divides Suriname and Guyana; residents of the latter are free to navigate the river but have no fishing rights. It is navigable to small oceangoing vessels for about 45 mi (70 km) to the first rapids at Orealla. The Courantyne basin remains largely undeveloped, with much of it remaining unexplored forest.

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Dutch  Corantijn , also spelled (in Guyana)  Corentyne , or (in Suriname)  Coeroeni 

      river in northern South America, rising in the Akarai Mountains and flowing generally northward for 450 miles (700 km) to the Atlantic Ocean near Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname. It divides Suriname and Guyana. Guyana nationals have free navigation on the river but no fishing rights. Small oceangoing vessels drawing 14 feet (4.25 m) or less may ascend 45 miles (72 km) to the first rapids at Orealla. The Courantyne basin, however, remains largely undeveloped, much of it unexplored forest.

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