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Republic of Suriname
Republiek Suriname  (Dutch)
Flag of Suriname
Coat of arms of Suriname
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "JustitiaPietasFides" (Latin)
"Justice – Piety – Trust"
Anthem: God zij met ons Suriname  (Dutch)
God be with our Suriname
Location of Suriname
and largest city
5°50′N 55°10′W / 5.833°N 55.167°W / 5.833; -55.167
Official languages Dutch
Recognized regional languages
Ethnic groups (2012)
Demonym Surinamese
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President
Dési Bouterse
Ashwin Adhin
Legislature National Assembly
15 December 1954
• from the Kingdom of the Netherlands
25 November 1975
• Current constitution
30 September 1987
• Total
163,821 km2 (63,252 sq mi) (92nd)
• Water (%)
• July 2014 estimate
573,311 (167th)
• 2012 census
• Density
2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
• Total
$9.188 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
• Total
$5.297 billion
• Per capita
Gini (1999) 52.9
HDI (2014) Increase 0.714
high · 103rd
Currency Surinamese dollar (SRD)
Time zone SRT (UTC-3)
Drives on the left
Calling code +597
ISO 3166 code SR
Internet TLD .sr

Coordinates: 4°N 56°W / 4°N 56°W / 4; -56

Suriname (/ˈsʊrnæm/, /-nɑːm/ or /-nəm/, also spelled Surinam), officially known as the Republic of Suriname (Dutch: Republiek Suriname [ˌreːpyˈblik ˌsyːriˈnaːmə]), is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 square kilometers (64,000 square miles), it is the smallest country in South America. Suriname has a population of approximately 566,000, most of whom live on the country's north coast, in and around the capital and largest city, Paramaribo.


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