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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[1][2])
DemonymSurinamese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
 - PresidentDési Bouterse
 - Vice-PresidentRobert Ameerali
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 - constituent country15 December 1954 
 - from 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 (2013)Increase 0.705[6]
high ·100th
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 June 30, 2015


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