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Suriname Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Paramaribo
Government Constitutional democracy
Currency Surinamese Dollar(SRD)
Area total: 163,270 km2
land: 161,470 km2
water: 1,800 km2
Population 436,494 (July 2002 est.)
Language Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population), Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
Religion Hindu 27.4%, Muslim 19.6%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), indigenous beliefs 5%
Electricity 110-127V/60HZ (Europe & USA plug)
Calling Code +597
Internet TLD .sr
Time Zone UTC-3

Suriname, formerly the colony of Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana, is a country in Northern South America. It has a North Atlantic Ocean coastline in the north and is surrounded by French Guiana to the east, Brazil to the south and Guyana to the west. It is the smallest independent country on the South American continent. The relatively small population lives mostly along the coast.

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