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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)

and largest city
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
13 languages
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary assembly-independent republic
• President
Chan Santokhi
Ronnie Brunswijk
LegislatureNational Assembly
15 December 1954
25 November 1975
• Total
163,821 km2 (63,252 sq mi) (90th)
• Water (%)
• July 2018 estimate
575,990[7][8] (171st)
• 2012 census
• Density
2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$9.044 billion[9]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$4.110 billion[9]
• Per capita
HDI (2019)Increase 0.738[10]
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 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.