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Suriname Flag:

Flag of Suriname

The current flag of Suriname was officially adopted on November 25, 1975.

The white represents freedom and justice and the red and green were the colors of the political parties during independence. The gold star symbolizes unity and hope.

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Suriname Coat of Arms:
Suriname coat of arms

The Suriname Coat of Arms includes the country's motto, which reads "Justitia - Pietas - Fides" meaning "Justice - Piety - Fidelity". Two natives carry a shield with two halves. The left half of the shield represents the past, as slaves were abducted via ship out of Africa. The right half, the side of the present, shows a Royal Palm, the symbol of a just person ("The just person should blossom like a palm").

The diamond in the middle is the stylized form of the heart, which is regarded as the organ of love. The points of the diamond show the four directions of the wind. Inside the diamond is a five-pointed star. This star symbolizes the five continents from which the inhabitants of Suriname migrated: Africa, America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Suriname's Information

Flag of Suriname
Land Area 156,000 km2
Water Area 7,820 km2
Total Area 163,820km2 (#90)
Population 585,824 (#170)
Population Density 3.76/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $8.55 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,200
Currency Dollar (SRD)
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