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Where is Suriname?

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Located in the continent of South America, Suriname covers 156,000 square kilometers of land and 7,820 square kilometers of water, making it the 92nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 163,820 square kilometers.

Suriname became an independent state in 1975, after gaining its sovereignty from the Netherlands. The population of Suriname is 560,157 (2012) and the nation has a density of 4 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Suriname is the Surinam Dollar (SRD). As well, the people of Suriname are refered to as Surinamese.

The dialing code for the country is 597 and the top level internet domain for Surinamese sites is .sr.

Suriname shares land borders with 3 countries: French Guiana, Guyana, Brazil.

To learn more, visit our detailed Suriname section.

Quick facts

Population 560,157
Density 3.6 / km2 ( 9.3 / mi2 )
Language Dutch
Independence Year 1975
Capital Paramaribo (Paramaribo)
Currency Surinam Dollar
GDP 5,298,787,879 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 9,459 (2013 data)
Land Area 156,000 km2 (60,232 mi2)
Water Area 7,820 km2 (3,019 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Guyana, Brazil
Minimum Longitude -58.080
Maximum Longitude -53.980
Mininum Latitude 1.840
Maximum Latitude 6.020

What is the capital of Suriname?

map showing the location of Suriname
Location of Paramaribo on a map.

Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname. It has a population of 223,757, and is located on a latitue of 5.87 and longitude of -55.17.

Paramaribo is also the political center of Suriname, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Paramaribo, the Capital Of Suriname

City Paramaribo
Country Suriname
Population 223,757
Longitude -55.16682000
Latitude 5.86638000
Elevation 5 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on March 23, 2018.