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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)

Capital
and largest city
Paramaribo
5°50′N 55°10′W / 5.833°N 55.167°W / 5.833; -55.167
Official languagesDutch
Recognised regional languages
Lingua francaSranan Tongo
Other languages
Ethnic groups
(2012)
Religion
Demonym(s)Surinamese
GovernmentUnitary assembly-independent republic
• President
Chan Santokhi
Ronnie Brunswijk
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
15 December 1954
25 November 1975
Area
• Total
163,821 km2 (63,252 sq mi) (90th)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• July 2018 estimate
575,990[8][9] (171st)
• 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 (2019)Increase 0.738[11]
high · 97th
CurrencySurinamese dollar (SRD)
Time zoneUTC-3 (SRT)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Mains electricity220 V–50 Hz
127 V–60 Hz
Driving sideleft
Calling code+597
ISO 3166 codeSR
Internet TLD.sr

Suriname

Suriname or Surinam, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 square kilometers, it is the smallest sovereign state in South America. Suriname has a population of approximately 575,990, most of whom live on the country's north coast, in and around the capital and largest city, Paramaribo.