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The Republic of Suriname is a South American neighbor of Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana. Suriname and Bulgaria are two of the world's rare locations in which a synagogue and a mosque are next door neighbors. Contributors typically raise questions about the country's coastal tourism, distinct architecture, Dutch culture and language, jungle ecotourism, mineral wealth, rain forest interior, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Answer Surinam is also known as Dutch Guyana and up until 1975 was part of the royal kingdom of the Netherlands. In 1975 Suriname gained independance. Between 1630 and 1669 Suriname was part of an ongoing struggle for power between the Dutch and the English
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Paramaribo is the capital of Suriname. Specifically, Paramaribo is Suriname's national capital and largest city. About half of the country's total population claim Paramaribo as their place of residence. The Surinamese call their capital by the nickname Par'bo.
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Suriname is located in northern South America in the northern and western hemispheres. Specifically, Suriname is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean. French Guiana is on its east border. Brazil is on its southern border. Guyana is to the west. The geographic coordinates of Suriname are 4 de…
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the capital of surinam is Paramaribo
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No one officially has the title of Father or Founder of Suriname. But Dr. Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier (May 12, 1910 - January 4, 2010) comes the closest. Specifically, in 1999 Dr. Ferrier was named as Suriname's Politician of the Century. Dr. Ferrier served as the last Governor of the Autonomous Regi…
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The Dutch Guiana -o Cyanide x what is the official name of suriname?
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Information on Suriname is available through the Internet and through public and university libraries. Much of the information on Suriname through the Internet and in print is in Dutch. But it still is possible to find a plethora of fascinating information on the country in English.Start on the Inte…
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Dutch is the most widely spoken, the national, and the only official language of Suriname. Over 60 percent of the population speak Dutch as their native language. Dutch is spoken as a second or third language by the rest of the population. Sranran Tongo is the local language of Suriname. It's a loca…
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The total area of Suriname is 63,251 square miles (163,821 square kilometers). Specifically, Suriname is the smallest country in South America. It ranks 91st in size in the world. For comparison, it is slightly larger than the U.S. state of Georgia (59,425 square miles; 153,909 square kilometers).
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the netherlands and some of its former colonies like surinam, the dutch antillies and the flemish part of belgium.
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Georgetown, Caracas, and Paramaribo are the respective capitals of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. They are all both the capitals and the largest cities in their countries. They all are located on or near their countries' north coast.
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November 25, 1975 is the date on which Suriname officially became independent from the Netherlands. Specifically, in 1973 Netherlands' Prime Minister Joop den Uyl (August 9, 1919 - December 24, 1987) began working with Suriname's Governor Johan Ferrier (May 12, 1910 - January 4, 2010) and Prime Min…
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A democratic and constitutional Republic is the form of government that's found in the Republic of Suriname. The country celebrates 35 years of independence from the constitutional monarchy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on November 25, 2010. The independent country's government head and leader i…
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Answer Since Suriname is mostly populated with the decendants of Black, Indian, and Indonisian slaves brought over by the Dutch, the official language spoken is Dutch. However, English and a few other minor languages can be found.
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A country in South America is what Suriname is. Specifically, Suriname is located on the northern tip of the South American continent. Its neighbor on the east is the former French Guiana. Its neighbor to the south is Brazil. Its neighbor to the west is the former British Guyana. It has a beautiful…
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Republiek Suriname is the official name in Dutch for the Republic of Suriname. There also is a local language equivalent. It's 'Ripoliku Sranan', in Sranan Tongo.
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Suriname gained independence from the Netherlands on November 25, 1975. It was a peaceful process, with Dutch consent, that seemed a natural outcome of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden]. Enacted in 1954, the Charter granted Suriname a limite…
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Surinamese or Surinamer is the name for the nationality of Suriname. Suriname is exremely diverse ethnically, linguistically, and religiously. The large yellow five-pointed star on the Flag of Suriname symbolizes the unity of these diverse ethnic groups in every Surinamese/Surinamer.
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Yes, Suriname is an independent country. The Republic of Suriname gained independent from the Netherlands on November 25, 1975. Since 1954 Suriname had been granted a system of limited self-government under the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden].
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Suriname is the South American country in which Dutch is the official language. Specifically, Suriname is South America's smallest independent country. It used to be a colony of the European Kingdom of the Netherlands. During its colonial period, the country's name was Dutch Guiana.
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Suriname's main industry is bauxite mining. Suriname is one of the top 10 producers of bauxite in the world. The Aluminum Company of America subsidiary, SURALCO, has been mining bauxite in Suriname since 1916.
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A very popular festival is Salsuri, International Salsa Festival. The Salsuri Foundation was established in October 2004 to organize an international salsa festival, Salsuri, in Suriname's capital city at Paramaribo. The first Salsuri was held in November 2005 to coincide with Suriname's 30th year o…
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Yes, the Republic of Suriname and the United States of America have different cultures. But both countries find their cultures to be the result of melting pots in which one culture may dominate but others are allowed expression. So both countries share common commitments to cultural diversity. Addit…
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Two customary celebrations specific to Suriname celebrate as national holidays the first arrivals of North Indian and Javanese contract workers in Suriname in the late 19th century. Currently Hindustani [Hindoestanen], descendants of North Indian contract workers, are the largest ethnic group in Sur…
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According to the World Casino Directory, off-track betting is available in Suriname by telephone and through the Internet. Suriname has strict laws about gambling. Casino license holders are required to have casinos within established casino sites and hotels.
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Suriname isn't the capital city of any country. Instead, it's its own country, as the Republic of Suriname. It's located in northern South America. Its capital city is Paramaribo.
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Suriname is the country whose capital city is Paramaribo. It also is the largest city of Suriname. Its nickname is Par'bo.
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Siegfried Willem [Wim] Esajas [April 16, 1935-April 30, 2005] was Suriname's first Olympian athlete. He was scheduled to compete in the 800 meter race at the Rome Olympics in 1960 but missed the event, allegedly because he overslept. He was given the nickname 'De Schone slaper' ['The Fine Sleeper'],…
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Suriname is in South America, neighbouring Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana.
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Travelling at 10 knots, ships take about 40 days to travel from Yokohama, Japan to Paramaribo, Suriname. Ships head southwest from Yokohama across the Pacific Ocean to the Isthmus of Panama to reach Paramaribo. The distance is 9,626 nautical miles [11,077 miles; 17,827 kilometers].
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THE ULTIMATE ANSWER IS Suriname Flag and Fast Facts Population 447,000 Capital Paramaribo; 253,000 Area 163,265 square kilometers (63,037 square miles) Language Dutch, English, Sranang Tongo (Taki-Taki), Hindustani, Javanese Religion Hindu, Protestant (Moravian), Roman Catholic, Musl…
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South America is the continent on which Suriname and Guyana are located. Specifically, Suriname and Guyana are neighboring countries in the northern part of the South American continent. They each have Atlantic coastlines. They are two of three countries in which the official language is neither Po…
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Guyana is between Suriname and Venezuela. Guyana is bordered to the east by Suriname. It's bordered to the west by Venezuela.
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Between the 60 West and the 50 West meridians are the locations of the South American countries of Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. French Guiana's longitude is 53 degrees West. Guyana's longitude is 59 degrees West. Suriname's longitude is 56 degrees West.
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Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterse is Suriname's current leader since the president is considered Suriname's leader. Specifically, Mr. Bouterse is the ninth (9th) and current president of the Republic of Suriname as the victor in elections held on July 19, 2010. His term began on August 12, 2010. He h…
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Dutch is the official language of Paramaribo, Suriname. Par'bo, as the city is nicknamed, is the country's capital city. So Dutch is used widely. In fact over 60 percent of Suriname's total population speak Dutch as their mother tongue. Dutch is spoken as a second or third language by the rest of th…
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SRD's The Surinam dollar
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Belize and Guyana as former British colonies and Suriname as a former Dutch colony have many cultural ties to islands [the West Indies] colonized by the British and Dutch in the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean Sea washes upon Belize's coastline.All three countries belong to the economic organization Ca…
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South America is the continent on which both Suriname and Guyana are located. They're neighboring countries. Guyana borders Suriname on the west.
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Ramdien Sardjoe (b. October 10, 1935) has been Vice President of Suriname since August 12, 2005. Specifically, Suriname abolished the position of Prime Minister in 1988. The position of Vice President was created in 1987 to replace that position. As part of his responsibilities, the Vice President …
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Dutch is the only official language of Suriname. Sranan Tongo, a local creole language, is the most widely used language in the street. The third most used language is Surinamese Hindi, which is a dialect of the north Indian language Bhojpuri. English, Portuguese, and Spanish also are used and taugh…
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There may have been natural catastrophes such as floods. Or there may have been man made disasters, such as fierce wars between different tribes or villages. But the western historical record is silent about events in Suriname in 1490. Suriname wasn't discovered by English, French, and Spanish explo…
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Suriname is famous for its pristine and diverse natural beauty. Around 30 percent of the total land area of Suriname is protected by law as wildlife reserves. About 80 percent of Suriname's land surface is covered by tropical rainforest.
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No, Suriname isn't on the continent of Africa. It's on the South American continent. But descendants of West African slaves make up a significant portion of Suriname's ethnically diverse population.
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Bananas, citrus fruits, rice, and vegetables are important agricultural crops in Suriname. About half of the total cultivated land is devoted to rice farming. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA], Suriname exported 20 tons out of the total 2,125 tons of rice exported from South Ame…
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It is the tropical varieties of fruits that are found in Suriname. Specifically, Suriname is in northern South America and about two to five (2-5) degrees north of the Equator. It therefore has a tropical climate in which fruits such as citrus grow. Bananas and plantains also are grown and represent…
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Suriname is independent. The country has been so since November 25, 1975. Before that date, the country was a Dutch colony that was given limited self government in 1954.
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South America is the continent on which Paramaribo is located. Paramaribo is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Suriname. Suriname is located in the extreme northern part of the South American continent.
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The average temperature in Suriname is 21 degrees Celsius-32 degrees Celsius. In Fahrenheit it is 70 degrees-90 degrees.
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Tropical rainforests cover over 75 to 80 percent of Suriname. These forests are noted for the diversity of their flora and fauna. Although no comprehensive bird list has been completed for Suriname, these forests are home to over 700 species of birds.
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No, Suriname isn't a Caribbean country. Suriname is located in northeastern South America on the Atlantic Ocean. But as a former Dutch colony, Suriname has many cultural ties to islands that were colonized by the Dutch in the Caribbean Sea. Suriname belongs to the Association of Caribbean States. Th…
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Paramaribo is the capital of Suriname. It also is the largest city in Suriname. Its nickname is Par'bo.
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The population of Suriname was estimated at 472,000 in 2009. Suriname ranks 167th in population in the world. Close to half of the population lives in the capital city of Paramaribo.
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The Republic of Suriname is the only South American country to have Dutch as the official language. Sixty percent of the population speak Dutch as their native language in Suriname. The former colony of the Netherlands was given limited self-government in 1954. Full independence was gained on Novemb…
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Suriname is a country whose inhabitants speak Dutch. Specifically, it is the only South American country with Dutch as the official language. Suriname also is the only Dutch speaking region in the western hemisphere that is no longer part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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yes, dutch is surinames official language
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The Netherlands was the home country of most of Suriname's European colonizers. But it wasn't the first country to explore or settle the future Republic. Specifically, English, French and Spanish speakers explored the area in the 16th century.It was only in the 17th century that colonization schemes…
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Agriculture and industry are the chief sources of Suriname's products. Agricultural products include bananas, citrus fruits, rice, and timber. The products of industry include bauxite, fish, gold, lumber, oil, and shrimp.
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Beans, cheeses, corn, fruits, hot peppers, meat, seafood, and vegetables are the foods that the cuisine of Suriname emphasizes. Suriname's cuisine is varied because of the many cultures in its history. The cuisine combines the Caribbean style with Chinese, Dutch, French, Javanese, Jewish, North Indi…
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On December 10, 1948 the Netherlands, which included its plantation colony of Suriname, joined 47 other countries in ratifying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The International Bill of Human Rights consists of [1] the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; [2] the International Covenant on…
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Hindu culture in Suriname is well established, from a cultural center to festivals to temples. Specifically, the Indian Cultural Centre in Suriname maintains a busy schedule of events and workshops on art, dance, language, music, yoga, etc.In terms of festivals, the national holiday on June 5th comm…
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The widespread occurrence of rainforests is an interesting fact about Suriname. Specifically, tropical rainforests cover over 75 to 80 percent of the country. They're considered to be in beautiful, pristine condition. They also are famous for their diverse animals and plants. For example, a comprehe…
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England and then the Netherlands are the European countries who became Suriname's colonizer. Specifically, the English established a settlement in Suriname as of 1630. Within twenty (20) years, they had taken over as their capital Paramaribo, a former Dutch trading post on the coast. But by the Tre…
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Suriname is the South American country that's the former Dutch Guiana. It's a previous Dutch colony whose independence officially dates to November 25, 1975. Since independence, the country is called Suriname, which is a much older name that reflects the native inheritance of the Republic's populati…
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Five of Suriname's major landforms are Brokopondo Reservoir [Brokopondomeer], Brownsberg Nature Park, Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Galibi Nature Reserve, and Raleighvallen Nature Reserve. One, Brokopondo Reservoir is one of the largest reservoir lakes in the world. It was created by constructing…
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Upper and Lower Saramaccan and Matawari are the languages spoken in the Saramacca River area of Suriname. Specifically, the language is Saramaccan. But it has three main dialects. Each dialect can be associated with a specific stretch of the Saramacca River.
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Suriname produces goods from its abundant natural resources. These natural resources include bauxite, crops, gold, seafood, and timber. Suriname is one of the world's top 10 producers of bauxite.The Pheda and Afobaka dams on the Brokopondo Reservoir in northern Suriname provide power throughout nort…
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The government of the Netherlands contracted with Great Britain to recruit workers from colonial India for work on plantations in the Dutch colony of Suriname. On June 5, 1873 the 'Lalla Rookh' sailed into the Surinamese capital city at Paramaribo, with 399 North Indians on board. There were 279 men…
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The Arawak in terms of indigenous peoples and the English and the Dutch in terms of Europeans were Suriname's discoverers. Specifically, the Arawak traveled from their native Caribbean island homeland to the northern coasts of Suriname. They settled as fishers and hunters of Suriname's narrow coast…
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Suriname was important to the Allies during World War II because of its large bauxite deposits. On May 10, 1940 when Germany began its invasion of the Netherlands, Suriname's Governor Johannes Coenraad Kielstra [November 13, 1878-April 3, 1951] promptly released a proclamation requiring the internme…
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The mining of bauxite dominates Suriname's economy. Other major exports include alumina, bananas, crude oil, fish, gold, rice, shrimp, and wood and wood products,. Suriname's economy is very dependent on commerce. Its main trade partners are United States, the Netherlands, the Caribbean countries, a…
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Suriname is the name of a country. It's located in northeastern South America, between the neighboring countries of Guyana and French Guiana. The three countries used to be known as the Guianas. Suriname once was called Dutch Guiana, and Guyana British Guiana. Suriname's north coast is on the Atlant…
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It was in the West Indies
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Suriname is the country in which East Suriname is located. The phrase 'East Suriname' simply refers to the north eastern part of the country. It's the part of Suriname that shares eastern borders with French Guiana. So it's located between the Marowijne and Commewijne rivers. In fact, its official n…
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The most important of Suriname's important people is His Excellency Dr. Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan [b. June 18, 1936]. He is the President of the Republic of Suriname. Before the presidential office, he was a respected mathematics professor and government official. He has the respect not only of his c…
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Pristine and diverse natural beauty is Suriname's attraction. Around 30 percent of the total land area of Suriname is protected by law as wildlife reserves. About 80 percent of Suriname's land surface is covered by tropical rainforest. It's home to over 650 birds. Three endangered sea turtles regula…
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No, Suriname isn't smaller than El Salvador. In fact, it's larger. The total area of Suriname is 63,251 square miles [163,821 square kilometers]. Suriname is the smallest country in South America. It ranks 91st in size in the world.The total area of El Salvador is 8,124 square miles [21,041 square k…
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An interesting plant in Suriname is the parakeet flower, and an interesting animal is the cock-of-the-rock. The parakeet flower or parrot's beak [Heliconia psittacorum] is Suriname's national flower. In the Surinamese creole language Sranan Tongo it's called 'popokai tongo'. In Surinamese Dutch, it'…
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the country Paramaribo is in this country- Suriname isn't that fantastic that you finally found your answer.
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The mining of bauxite dominates Suriname's economy. Other major exports include alumina, bananas, crude oil, fish, gold, rice, shrimp, and wood and wood products. Suriname's economy depends on commerce. Its main trade partners are the United States, the Netherlands, Caribbean countries, and Canada.
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Paramaribo is Suriname's capital city and chief port. It's located strategically on the Suriname River about 9.3 miles [1.5 kilometers] inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The Suriname River is the most important river in the country for imports and exports.
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No, East Suriname isn't a dependency. It's a region within the Republic of Suriname. It's located between the Marowijne and Commewijne Rivers. Its official name is Marowijne District [Distrikt Marowijne].
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Yes, Suriname has a president. Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan [b. June 18, 1936] holds the top position in Suriname as President of the Republic of Suriname [President van de Republiek Suriname]. The president is both the chief of state and head of government. Ronald Venetiaan was president from 1991 to 1…
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The name Suriname is thought to come from the name of a group called Surinen who inhabited the area before the arrival of Europeans. The Surinen were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate either in the Amazon Basin or in the Colombian Andes. Arawak speakers were the natives…
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The Surinamese Dollar [SRD] is Suriname's currency as of January 1, 2004. Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 25 cents; and as 1 and 2-1/2 dollars. They were immediately available, with the changeover from the Surinamese Guilder [SRG]. Banknotes are in denominations of 1, 2-1/2, 5, 10, 20, 50…
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Suriname is a highly culturally diverse country. So it really doesn't have a national food. But in recognition of contributions made to Suriname's colorful, delicious, and fascinating cuisine by ethnic immigrants, favorite foods from Hindu, Javanese, and West African cultures follow.One, saoto [soto…
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Surinamese or Surinamer is the name for the nationality of Suriname. Suriname is exremely diverse ethnically, linguistically, and religiously. The large yellow five-pointed star on the Flag of Suriname symbolizes the unity of these diverse ethnic groups in every Surinamese/Surinamer.
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The Little United Nations is one of Suriname's nicknames, according to the website of the U.S. Embassy in Suriname. This nickname refers to the great ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity in the population. Another nickname, 'the land of seven peoples', is mentioned in the article, 'Still life…
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Yes, there's community service in Suriname. On November 16, 2006, Justice Minister Chandrikapersad Santokhi of the Ministry of Justice and Police in Suriname announced the launching of a pilot project of community service as alternative punishment for troubled youths. Delinquents with minor offences…
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Dutch is the most widely spoken, the national, and the only official language of Suriname. Over 60 percent of the population speak Dutch as their native language. Dutch is spoken as a second or third language by the rest of the population. There 16 other languages that are also recognized by the g…
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Cultural, political and religious events are represented by Suriname's holidays. Specifically, the cultural holidays are as follows: January 1st, New Year's Day; February 3, Chinese New Year; March 30, Holi-Phagwa; June 5, Immigration of the Indians; August 8, Immigration of the Javanese; Augu…
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Northern Suriname is the location of the country's capital city of Paramaribo. Specifically, Paramaribo is less than 10 miles (15 kilometers) from the Atlantic Ocean. It is on the Suriname River. Its geographic coordinates are 5 degrees 52 minutes North latitude 55 degrees 10 minutes West latitude.
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Western style clothes are popular in Suriname. But traditional styles also are seen inside and outside the home. Hindu men wear dhoti kurta [long loincloth with long shirt]. Hindu women wear saris with cholis [short top]. Women of Javanese descent may be seen in traditional kain kebaya [sarong with …
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Suriname was colonized by the Netherlands. The area was discovered by English, French and Spanish explorers in the 16th century. In the 17th century plantation colonies were established there by the Dutch and the English. The Dutch gained control of the area in 1667.
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Suriname has over 180 species of mammals; over 700 species of birds; and an abundance of amphibians, fish, and reptiles. Four endangered species of sea turtles [Leatherback, Green, Olive Ridley, and Hawksbill] live there. The Galibi Nature Reserve was established as a national reserve in 1969 to pro…
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