flag Suriname Suriname: Statistical Overview

Capital: Paramaribo


Total Population: 618,040
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 66.3%
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: Presidential 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.


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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,7111,5331,3811,8031,822
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,1552,1932,2912,5792,498
Imports of Services (million USD) 815563538640633
Exports of Services (million USD) 15710396143172

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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