Moengo (/ˈmuŋ.ɡo/) is a town in Suriname, located in the Marowijne district, between Paramaribo and the border town Albina. Moengo is also a resort (municipality) in the district of Marowijne. Alcoa's first bauxite mine in Suriname was located in Moengo. In former times it was a major centre for the mining and storage of bauxite. The Moengo Airstrip is one of the oldest airports in Suriname, in use since August 1953, when the Piper Cub (PZ-NAC) of Kappel-van Eyck named "Colibri" landed there from Zorg en Hoop Airport.
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
Map showing the resorts of Marowijne District.
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Statistics during the 2013/14 SVB Hoffdklasse.2015–16 SVB Hoofdklasse
The 2015–16 Surinamese Hoofdklasse was the 83rd season of the SVB Hoofdklasse, the highest football league competition of Suriname. The season began in November 2015, and finished in June 2016.2016–17 SVB Topklasse
The 2016–17 Telesur Topklasse is the 84th season of top tier Suriname football league and 1st season of the Topklasse, the highest football league competition of Suriname. The season began in November 2016, and ended in June 2017. Telesur became official broadcaster and sponsor of the Topklasse before the start of this season.2017–18 SVB Topklasse
The 2017–18 Telesur Topklasse is the 85th season of top tier Suriname football league and 2nd season of the Topklasse, the highest football league competition of Suriname. The season began on 20 October 2017 and ended on 24 June 2018.Commewijne River
Commewijne River (Sranan Tongo: Kawina-liba) is a river in northern Suriname (estuary located at around 5.9°N 55.083333°W / 5.9; -55.083333).
It originates in the hills of the Commewijne District and flows northwards until it receives the meandering Cottica River from the right and then runs westward until it unites with the south-north running Suriname River at Nieuw Amsterdam. Here, after some 30 kilometres (19 mi) it enters the Atlantic Ocean. It has a river basin of 6,600 square kilometres (2,500 sq mi).
The Commewijne was important historically for navigation: oceangoing ships navigated the river huge barges with bauxite were transported from Moengo in the east to the confluence with the Surinam river and from there traveled southward via Paramaribo to the Paranam refinery and to Trinidad and the USA. Floats with tropical hardwood were also brought to Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. Nowadays, the Moengo bauxite is depleted and the hardwood is mostly transported by trucks. The oceangoing ships were trading the river as late as 1986. There remains quite some boat trafficking with local residents and tourists.
The Commewijne River was known in the 16th and 17th centuries as "Camaiwini" and "Cammawini". Today's name "Commewijne" is probably derived from Arawak words "kama" (tapir) and "wini" (water/river).Inter Moengotapoe
Inter Moengotapoe (sometimes rendered Inter Moengo Tapoe or just IMT) is a Surinamese football club, based in Moengo, Marowijne between Paramaribo and the border town of Albina. They play their home matches at the Ronnie Brunswijkstadion.
Inter Moego currently compete in Hoofdklasse, and finished in 3rd position in the 2008–09 season.List of football clubs in Suriname
This is a list of football clubs in Suriname.
Teams are listed according to the league in which they currently play.List of football stadiums in Suriname
The following is a list of football stadiums in Suriname, ordered by capacity.Marowijne District
Marowijne is a district of Suriname, located on the north-east coast. Marowijne's capital city is Albina, with other towns including Moengo and Wanhatti. The district borders the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, the Surinamese district of Sipaliwini to the south, and the Surinamese districts of Commewijne and Para to the west.
Marowijne's population is 20,250 and the district has an area of 4,627 km².
During the early 20th century, bauxite was discovered in Marowijne district, leading to a boom in mining that significantly enriched the entire country. The district also has a large tourism industry and is the location of oceanfront resorts.
Marowijne is also home to many Maroon palenques. The Maroons are descendants of slaves who escaped from their Dutch masters centuries ago, particularly slaves who escaped from Suriname's huge plantations during the 18th century. They established autonomy for their interior settlements by a 1785 peace treaty with the Netherlands, which was unable to conquer them.Moengo Airstrip
Moengo Airstrip (IATA: MOJ, ICAO: SMMO), is an airport serving Moengo, Suriname.Moengo Stadion
Moengo Stadion is a football stadium in Moengo, Suriname. It is the home stadium of football club S.V. Notch competing in the SVB Hoofdklasse. The stadium holds 2,000.Moengotapoe
Moengotapoe is a resort in Suriname, located in the Marowijne District. Its population at the 2012 census was 579.It is the birthplace of Ronnie Brunswijk, a Maroon who led the Surinamese Liberation Army, known as the Jungle Commando, in a civil war from 1986 to 1990 seeking recognition and improved conditions for Maroons in the country. He also sought to overturn the military rule government.Mohenjo-daro railway station
Mohenjo-daro railway station (Urdu: موئن جو دڑو ریلوے اسٹیشن, Sindhi: موئن جو دڑو ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Mohenjo-daro, Sindh province, Pakistan.Ronnie Brunswijkstadion
Ronnie Brunswijkstadion is an association football stadium located in Moengo, Suriname. The stadium is owned and operated by the Surinamese politician Ronnie Brunswijk, and the main tenant is Inter Moengotapoe, a football club that competes in Suriname's top league, the Topklasse. The capacity is around 3,000.S.V. Notch
Sporting Vereniging Notch is a Surinamese football club based in Moengo, Marowijne. The club presently competes in the Surinamese Hoofdklasse, the top tier of Surinamese football. Notch earned promotion into the Hoofdklasse after winning the Surinamese Eerste Klasse, the second tier of Surinamese football. The club kit manufacturer is Jako.SVB Lidbondentoernooi
The Lidbondentoernooi (English: Member Associations Tournament) is an annual football tournament organized by the Surinamese Football Association (SVB) since 2006. It is also known as the SURIBET Lidbondentoernooi due to sponsorship. The tournament is contested by the winners and runners-up of the districts leagues from the 20 regional member associations of the SVB. The winner and runner-up of the tournament can then qualify for the SVB Eerste Klasse, the 2nd tier of football in Suriname.SVB Topklasse
The Topklasse is a football championship for clubs run by the Surinaamse Voetbal Bond. The Topklasse is at the top of the system of Surinamese football championships. The league currently comprises twelve teams and operates a system of promotion and relegation. Seasons run from November to June of the next year, with teams playing 22 games in the regular season.The league was known as the Hoofdklasse but became Topklasse for the season of 2016/2017 and upcoming seasons. The Hoofdklasse name is now used by the former Eerste Klasse, the second division of Suriname.
The competition was founded in 1924, when Suriname was still a Dutch colony.Suriname Air Force
The Suriname Air Force (Dutch: Surinaamse Luchtmacht) is the air component of the Military of Suriname. All aircraft of the Suriname Air Force undertake border patrols, utility transport, and search and rescue missions from Zorg en Hoop Airport, the Air Force's main base. Aircraft are occasionally transferred to other air bases in the nation, which include Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, Major Fernandes Airfield, Albina Airstrip, and Moengo Airstrip. The head of the Suriname Air Force is the Commander of the Air Force, currently Lieutenant Colonel Marven van Huisduinen, who took over the role in March 2019 from former Commander Robert Kartodikromo. The Air Force is further split into several wings, including the Helicopter Wing, the current Commander of which being Captain John-Marc Arron.V.V. Fearless
Voetbal Vereniging Fearless, known as Fearless, was a Surinamese football club based in Moengo that played in the Hoofdklasse, the highest level of football in Suriname.