flag Suriname Suriname: Statistical Overview

Capital: Paramaribo

Population

Total Population: 586,634
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 66.1%
Ethnic Origins: Hindustani (also known locally as 'East Indians', descendants from northern Indians) represent about 27% of the population, 'Maroons' (descendants from Africans) 22%, with Creole (mixed European and Afro-Americans) representing about 16%, Javanese 14%, mixed people 13%, Amerindians 4%, Chinese 2% other ethnic groups (including Europeans) about 2%. (Statistics Office of Suriname)
Official Language: Dutch
Other Languages Spoken: English, Sranang Tongo, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese, and others.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, Indigenous beliefs 5%.
Literacy Rate: 89.6%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Surinam Dollar (SRD)

Country Overview

Area: 163,820 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy which is based essentially on the production of bauxite.
HDI*: 0.714/1
HDI (World Rank): 103/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Suriname, dial 00
To call Suriname, dial +597
Internet Suffix: .sr
Telephone Lines: 15.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 34.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,3631,4861,7021,3291,381
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,0352,0702,1272,3451,513
Imports of Services (million USD) 513664807559640
Exports of Services (million USD) 1341631529796

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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