|Time zone:||GMT -3 (Suriname standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Dutch, English, Sranang Tongo||Other languages: Hindustani, Javanese|
Surinamese dollars (SRD)|
€1 = $8.20, $1 = $7.35, £1 = $9.77
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.sr||International Dialling Code: 597|
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Further information on Suriname
Discover more about Suriname - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 163,270 sq km (1,800 sq km under water)
Coastline: 386 km (Atlantic Ocean)
Climate: Tropical climate, hot and humid all year round.
Highest mountain: Juliana Top (1,230m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Suriname from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||53/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||129/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||29/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||100/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Suriname Status: Independent Country
Population: 573,311 (rank: 165/196) Density: 3.5 people/sq km (rank: 187/196)
Ethnic groups: Hindustani (also known locally as East Indians; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, Maroons (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%
Religions: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
GDP (PPP): $7.12 billion GDP per capita: $12,900 (rank: 78/195)