There are five areas in Nickerie; Nieuw Nickerie, Oostelijke Polders, Westelijke Polders, Groot Henar and Wageningen.
Nickerie is the first inhabited district of Suriname.
In 1921 8.325 persons where living in Nickerie, which was 9% of the population of Suriname.
In 2004 the district was occupied by 36.639 persons or 7% of the nation's population.
The number of inhabitants in Nieuw Nickerie is about 14.000.
The District Commissioner represents the central government (based in the capital Paramaribo) in Nickerie

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