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Republic of Suriname
Republiek Suriname  (Dutch)
Motto: "JustitiaPietasFides" (Latin)
"Justice – Piety – Trust"
Anthem: God zij met ons Suriname  (Dutch)
God be with our Suriname
Location of Suriname
Capital
and largest city
Paramaribo
5°50′N55°10′W / 5.833°N 55.167°W / 5.833; -55.167
Official languagesDutch
Recognized regional languages
Vernacular languageSranan Tongo Creole
Ethnic groups(2012)
Religion
[5]
DemonymSurinamese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
Dési Bouterse
Ashwin Adhin
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
15 December 1954
• from the Kingdom of the Netherlands
25 November 1975
• Current constitution
30 September 1987
Area
• Total
163,821 km2 (63,252 sq mi) (92nd)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• July 2016 estimate
585,824[6] (166th)
• 2012 census
541,638[3]
• Density
2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$7.961 billion[7]
• Per capita
$13,934[7]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.641 billion[7]
• Per capita
$6,373[7]
Gini (1999)52.9[8]
high
HDI (2015)Steady 0.725[9]
high · 97th
CurrencySurinamese dollar (SRD)
Time zoneSRT (UTC-3)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+597
ISO 3166 codeSR
Internet TLD.sr

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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