Overview of Surinam

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Officially name: The Republic of Suriname

Capital: Paramaribo

Largest city: Paramaribo

Official language: Dutch

Government: Constitutional democracy

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Suriname is situated between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast.

Area

Total 163,821 km2 (91st)

Population

2010 estimate 500,050 (167th)
Density 2.9/km2 (231st)
7.6/sq mi

Currency: Surinamese dollar (SRD)

Time zone

ART (UTC-3)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-3)

Drives on the left


Internet TLD: .sr

Calling code: 597