Suriname World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Suriname Suriname lies on the north east coast of South America where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. One of the few unspoilt destinations left in the world where you can explore nature in all its awesome beauty. Suriname is a truly rich country with plenty of cultures and people from different background, which make Suriname so special.

Area: 163.862 Km²
Population: 434.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 3 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Paramaribo (201.000 pop.)
Major cities: Nieuw Amsterdam 10.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Indian 34%, Creole 31%, Indonesian 15%, Black 10%, Chinese 5%, Amerindian 3%, White 2%
Border countries: Guyana WEST, Brazil SOUTH, French Guiana EAST

Principal mountains: Juliana Top 1230 m
Principal rivers: Marowijne 720 Km, Corantijn 700 Km
Principal lakes: W.J. Van Blommestein Meer
Principal islands: -
Climate: Equatorial

Language: Dutch (official), Creole-english (Sranang and Saramacca), English
Religion: Christian 47%, Hindu 27%, Muslim 19%
Currency: Surinamese Guilder (SRG)

Fixed public holidays: 25/2, 25/11
Dialling code: 00597
GMT: -3

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