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Republic of Suriname

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Suriname is in South America. Its capital is Paramaribo. It is at 4° 00' North, 56° 00' West. Suriname has an area of 163,270 square kilometres (63,038 square miles). The population is 491,989. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Surinam Guilder. The inflation in 2007 was 6.4%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2004, the literacy rate was 89.6%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Dutch, English, Hindustani, Javanese, and Sranang Tongo. Religions beliefs here include Hindu, local religions, Moravian, Muslim, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

Time Zone

It is in the Suriname (GMT - 3) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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