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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  (dark green)in South America  (grey)
Location of  Suriname  (dark green)

in South America  (grey)

Capital
and largest city
Paramaribo
5°50′N55°10′W / 5.833°N 55.167°W / 5.833; -55.167
Official languagesDutch
Recognized languages
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups(2012)
Religion
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) (90th)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• July 2016 estimate
558,368[8] (166th)
• 2012 census
541,638[5]
• Density
2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$7.961 billion[9]
• Per capita
$13,934[9]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.641 billion[9]
• Per capita
$6,373[9]
Gini (1999)57.6[10]
high
HDI (2015)Steady 0.725[11]
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 January 20, 2018


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