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Republic of Suriname

Republiek Suriname  (Dutch)
Motto: "JustitiaPietasFides" (Latin)
"Justice – Piety – Trust"
Gerechtigheid – Vroomheid – Vertrouwen  (Dutch)
Anthem: God zij met ons Suriname  (Dutch)
(English: "God be with our Suriname")
Location of Suriname (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Suriname (dark green)

in South America (grey)

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
Recognised regional languages
Other languages
Ethnic groups
(2012)
Religion
Demonym(s)Surinamese
GovernmentUnitaryrepublic
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 2018 estimate
575,990[8][9] (166th)
• 2012 census
541,638[5]
• Density
2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$9.044 billion[10]
• Per capita
$15,845[10]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$4.110 billion[10]
• Per capita
$6,881[10]
HDI (2017)Steady 0.720[11]
high · 100th
CurrencySurinamese dollar (SRD)
Time zoneUTC-3 (SRT)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+597
ISO 3166 codeSR
Internet TLD.sr

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019


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