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Republic of Suriname
Republiek Suriname  (Dutch)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "JustitiaPietasFides" (Latin)
"Justice – Piety – Trust"
Anthem: God zij met ons Suriname  (Dutch)
God be with our Suriname
Capital
and largest city
Paramaribo
5°50′N55°10′W / 5.833°N 55.167°W / 5.833; -55.167
Official languagesDutch
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups (2012)
DemonymSurinamese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
 • PresidentDési Bouterse
 • Vice-PresidentAshwin Adhin
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 • constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands15 December 1954 
 • from the Kingdom of the Netherlands25 November 1975 
 • Current constitution30 September 1987 
Area
 • Total163,821 km2 (92nd)
63,251 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.1
Population
 • July 2014 estimate573,311[3] (167th)
 • 2012 census541,638[2]
 • Density2.9/km2 (231st)
7.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 • Total$9.188 billion[4]
 • Per capita$16,623[4]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 • Total$5.297 billion[4]
 • Per capita$9,583[4]
Gini (1999)52.9[5]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.714[6]
high ·103rd
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 October 9, 2016


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