Town and Resort
View from the Brownsberg
Map showing the resorts of Brokopondo District.
|• Total||282 sq mi (731 km2)|
(1 January 2012)
|• Density||17/sq mi (6.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (AST)|
The town was named after the road that leads to the Brownsberg, and the Brownsberg Nature Park. It is situated near the Brokopondo Reservoir. In 1958 Brownsweg was built for the inhabitants of the area that was flooded after the construction of the Afobaka Dam. One of the main concerns was the transmigration of the 5,000 people living in the area. Bronsweg was a stop at the former Lawa Railway, and in 1959 the Prinses Marijke camp was built near the hamlet.
The largest ethnic group of Brownsweg are the Maroons. Most of the inhabitants still live tribally in villages near the rivers and roads. The primary medical care is performed by Medische Zending. The resort can be reached via the Afobakaweg. On 15 May 2020, the Afobakaweg will connect to the Dési Delano Bouterse Highway, the only motorway in Suriname between Paramaribo and Zanderij.
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- "Onderzoek Regionaal plan Bronsweg 2015-2040" (PDF). Planning Office Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
- "Prinses Marijke kampement". TRIS online (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
- "De Afobakaweg". Vakantie Arena (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
- "OFFICIELE OPENING HIGHWAY ZANDERIJ-AFOBAKAWEG OP 15 MEI". United News.sr (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
- "Diana Pokie: "Srefidensie-viering brengt Brokopondo ook internationaal in beeld"". Dagblad Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 May 2020.