Flag Coat of arms

 

Motto:

Justitia – Pietas – Fides (Latin)
“Justice – Duty – Loyalty”

Anthem:

God zij met ons Suriname (Dutch)
(‘God be with our Suriname’)

 

Capital
(and largest city)
Paramaribo
Official language(s) Dutch
Ethnic groups (2004) 37% Hindustani
31% Mixed
15% Javanese
10% Maroon
3.7% Amerindian
0.4% Other
Demonym Surinamese
Government Constitutional democracy
President Dési Bouterse
Vice-President Robert Ameerali
Legislature National Assembly

 

Independence

From Netherlands 25 November 1975

 

Area

– Total 163,821 km2 / 63,251 sq mi
– Water(%) 1.1

 

Population

2012 estimate 560,157
2004 census 492,829
Density 2.9/km2 (231st)7.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
– Total $5.060 billion
– Per capita $9,475
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
– Total $3.790 billion
– Per capita $7,096
HDI (2012) 0.716 (high)
Currency Surinamese dollar (SRD)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
Summer(DST) not observed (UTC-3)
Drives on the left
ISO 3166 code SR
Internet TLD .sr
Calling code 597