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Suriname facts
  • Name: Suriname
    (long form) Republic of Suriname
  • Capital City: Paramaribo (242,946 pop.)
  • Suriname Population: 566,846 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Suriname Dollar (SRD)
    (conversion rates)

    Suriname dollar
    Twenty Surinamese Dollars
  • Ethnicity: Hindustani 37%, Creole 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%
  • GDP total: $6.685 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $12,300 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo, Caribbean Hindustani, Javanese
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Paramaribo, Lelydorp, Nieuw Nickerie, Moengo, Nieuw Amsterdam, Marienburg, Wageningen, Albina, Groningen, Brownsweg
  • Name: The name Suriname is from a Taino group called "Surinen" who were native to the region.
  • National Day: November 25
  • Religion: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, native beliefs 5%
  • Symbols

Paramaribo Hindu Temple
Hindu Temple in Paramaribo, Suriname