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Suriname

Official English Name: Republic of Suriname

Official Local Name(s): Republiek Suriname

Common English Name: Suriname

Capital: Paramaribo

REGION
Northern South America
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Guyana (West)
Brazil (South)
France-French Guyana (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (North)
TOTAL AREA
163,820 km2 (95.2% land, 4.8% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,703 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
386 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Rolling hills
Swampy coastal plain
HIGHEST POINT
Juliana Top (1,230 m)
LOWEST POINT
Unnamed location on coast (-2 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Timber
Hydropower
Fish
Kaolin
Shrimp
Bauxite
Gold
Nickel
Copper
Platinum
Iron ore
DEMONYM
Surinamese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Hindustani (37%)
Creole (31%)
Javanese (15%)
Maroons (10%)
Amerindian (2%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Dutch
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
Surinamese
Caribbean Hindustani
Javanese
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Hindu (27.4%)
Protestant (25.2%)
Roman Catholic (22.8%)
Muslim (19.6%)
POPULATION
579,633
LARGEST CITY
Paramaribo (223,757)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional democracy
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Dési Bouterse
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
25 November 1975 (from the Netherlands)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Royal palm
NATIONAL ANTHEM
God zij met ons Suriname!
GDP PER CAPITA
$16,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Surinamese Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $4.00 (SRD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sr
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+597

Surinamese culture is very diverse and influenced by its inhabitants from Europe, Asia, and Africa.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/su.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SU (Ethnic and religious data)

http://bit.ly/2h3CPpv (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 2 December 2016