What is Suriname known for?

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Suriname is famous for its pristine and diverse natural beauty. About 80 percent of Suriname's land surface is covered by tropical rainforest. One of Suriname's most important landmarks is the Central Suriname Nature Reserve [CSNR] in west central Suriname. The Reserve was created by Conservation International and the Republic of Suriname in 1998. The Reserve was designed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000 in recognition of its 6,178 square miles [16,000 square kilometers] of pristine tropical rainforest ecosystem.
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What is the capital of Suriname?

Paramaribo is the capital of Suriname. Specifically, Paramaribo is Suriname's national capital and largestcity. About half of the country's total population claim Paramariboas their place of residence. The Surinamese call their capital bythe nickname Par'bo.

Where is Suriname?

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 (MORE)

What is Suriname?

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 beaut (MORE)

How did Suriname get its independence?

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 li (MORE)

What is Suriname famous for?

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.

What is the population of Suriname?

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.

Who is Suriname special to?

Suriname is special to the Dutch who first found it. It is also special to the Hindus who live there. It is their home. The Surinamese people love the Dutch people.

Does Suriname have a president?

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 t (MORE)

What do you know about Suriname?

The following is interesting information that's known about the South American country of Suriname: It's thought that many distinct indigenous tribes inhabited the area of Suriname as far back as 3000 B.C . The largest tribes were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate eit (MORE)

Is Suriname in Brazil?

No , Suriname isn't in Brazil. Both are independent countries. The northern part of Brazil shares borders with southern Suriname.

When did Surinam become Suriname?

Suriname is the Dutch spelling and reflects the pronunciation in Dutch as 'syri-nameh'. Surinam is the spelling by the English settlers who founded the first colony at Marshall's Creek along the Suriname River in 1630. The name of the country is thought to come from the name of a group called (MORE)

What is tourism for Suriname?

Tourism is important for Suriname's economy. Tourists are attracted to Suriname's 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

Is Suriname an island?

No . Suriname isn't an island. Suriname is a country in northern South America. Its northern border is the Atlantic Ocean.

Who rules Suriname?

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 1996. He was elected again in 2 (MORE)

Does Suriname have a volcano?

No , Suriname has no volcanoes. The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Project lists over 200 volcanoes in South America. All of them are on the west coast. For more information on volcanoes, please visit the link to the Global Volcanism Project website provided below.

Who governs Suriname?

The Surinamese govern Suriname. Specifically, Suriname is one of South America's independent countries and sovereign states. Its independence dates back to November 25, 1975. Suriname's constitution calls for a national government supplemented by local government organized as district equivalent (MORE)

Why did the Suriname guilder change to the Suriname dollar?

Because of high inflation , the Surinamese dollar [Surinaamse dollar] replaced the Surinamese guilder [gulden]. One Surinamese dollar was valued at 1,000 guilder. The government devalued the currency with the aim of stabilizing the currency and the economy. The dollar officially replaced the guilde (MORE)

Which activities can you do in Suriname?

Ecotourism is one of the popular activities in Suriname. Ecotourism is 'green' travel to fragile, pristine, usually protected areas. Around 80 percent of Suriname is covered with pristine tropical rainforests. A number of protected areas have been established. These areas are popular destinations f (MORE)

What do citizens do in Suriname?

Surinamese enjoy leisure activities. They basically have their choice of activities. They get together for social events and celebrate national and religious holidays . They attend sporting events as well as participate in them. They go shopping , especially the open air food market. They enjo (MORE)

At which latitude is Suriname?

Suriname's latitude is 4 degrees North . This means that Suriname is located 4 degrees North of the Equator. So it's one of the four continental South American countries that are completely in the northern hemisphere.

Who is the President of Suriname?

Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterse is Suriname's president. Specifically, Mr. Bouterse is the ninth (9th) and current president of the Republic of Suriname. His term began on August 12, 2010. He is elected to a term of five years, at the end of which he may choose to run again. According to Sur (MORE)

How old is Suriname?

Suriname as a home to human populations may be over 5,000 years old . It's thought that many distinct indigenous tribes inhabited the area of Suriname as far back as 3000 B.C.E. The largest tribes were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate either in the Amazon Basin or in (MORE)

What office is Suriname?

Stichting Caribbean Christian Ministries is the Suriname office for Reformation Christian Ministries [RCM]. All of the ministry's outreaches in Suriname are now self-supporting and locally administered. Outreaches include Christian Liberty Academy of Paramaribo, First Presbyterian Church, Reformati (MORE)

Which lakes are in Suriname?

Nanni Meer [Nanni Lake] and Brokopondomeer [Brokopondo Reservoir] are really the only two lakes in Suriname. Suriname is more a country of creeks and rivers than of lakes. Nanni Meer is located in Nickerie District. That's the western coastal district that borders Guyana. It's south of Nieuw Nic (MORE)

After whom is Suriname named?

A group called Surinen who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Europeans is whom Suriname is thought to be named after. 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 e (MORE)

What is the earliest known painting of the Dutch colony of Surinam?

'Plantage in Surinam' [Plantation in Surinam] is the earliest known painting of the Dutch colony of Surinam. It was painted in 1707 by Amsterdam artist Dirk van Valkenburg [1675-1721]. Amsterdam merchant Jonas Witsen [May 7, 1676-May 31, 1715] commissioned the painting. Witsen owned three plantatio (MORE)

Who is the artist who painted the first known painting of the Dutch colony of Surinam?

Dirk van Valkenburg [1675-1721] painted 'Plantage in Surinam' [Plantation in Surinam], which is the first known painting of the Dutch colony of Surinam. The work was painted in 1707. Amsterdam merchant Jonas Witsen [May 7, 1676-May 31, 1715] commissioned the painting. Witsen owned three plantations (MORE)

How many ecological zones does Suriname have?

Suriname has four major ecological zones. One, the old coastal plain consists of remnants of high sandy ridges and clay islands covered with rain forests. They're surrounded by clay and peat soil at sea level, that are covered with freshwater swamps, swamp wood, and swamp forests. This zone cov (MORE)

Where is Marowijne District located in Suriname?

The northeast coast is the location of the Marowijne District of Suriname. It's bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north. French Guiana is on the District's east border. The districts of Commewijne and Para are to the west. The District of Sipaliwini is to the south.

What do people do for fun in Suriname?

Surinamese enjoy leisure activities and basically have their choice of activities. They get together for social events and celebrate national and religious holidays . They attend sporting events as well as participate in them. They go shopping , especially the open air food market . They enjo (MORE)

Which bird is known as 'chibichibi' in Aruba and 'bakbatitri' in Suriname?

Bananaquit [ Coereba flaveola ] is known as 'chibichibi' in Papiamento, which is Aruba's native creole language. Bananaquit also is known as 'bakbatitri' in Sranan Tongo, which is Suriname's native creole language. The Dutch name for bananaquit is 'suikerdiefje' ['sugar thief']. Bananaquits are att (MORE)

Which bird is known as 'kahela' in Aruba and 'sedoifi' in Suriname?

Laughing gull [ Larus atricilla ] is known as 'kahela' in Papiamento, which is Aruba's native creole language. It's known as 'sedoifi' in Sranan Tongo, which is Suriname's native creole language. The Dutch name for laughing gull is 'lachmeeuw'. For photos of laughing gulls in both Aruba [includin (MORE)

Which ocean is east of Suriname?

The Atlantic Ocean is to the east of Suriname. The Caribbean Sea is to the north. But it's far enough north that Suriname doesn't have a Caribbean coastline.

What are some jobs in Suriname?

Employment in Suriname is in private and public sectors. Employment ranges from administration and governmental functions to teaching , medicine , and accounting . A significant portion of the population is employed in mineral mining , such as bauxite, aluminum oxide [alumina], oil, etc. (MORE)

When was Suriname named?

Generally Suriname was known as Dutch Guiana until gaining independence on November 25, 1975 . But the name within the country was Suriname. Suriname is the Dutch spelling and reflects the pronunciation in Dutch as 'syri-nameh'. Surinam is the spelling by the English settlers who founded the fir (MORE)

What does Suriname value?

Natural resources , privacy , profitability , and tradition are what Suriname values. The commitment to natural resources may be seen in the Republic's respect for its vast, pristine rainforests. Private and public decisions about ecotourism and resource exploitation are made after careful, seri (MORE)

What region is Suriname in?

Suriname is in the non-Spanish-speaking region of the South American continent. Suriname is the only Dutch-speaking region in South America. The other non-Spanish speaking regions of South America include Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana.

How did the Dutch get Suriname?

It is through the provisions of the Treaty of Breda that the Dutch got Suriname. Specifically, the treaty was signed on July 31, 1667 in the Dutch city of Breda. It represented a quick attempt to end the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665-1667. By that treatment, the Dutch exchanged their colony of (MORE)

Is Suriname a possession?

No , Suriname is not a possession. Specifically, Suriname is an independent country. Previously, it was one of the Netherlands' overseas colonies. Dutch Guiana received a limited amount of autonomy in 1954. Actual independence dates from November 25, 1975.

Is Suriname landlocked?

No. A landlocked country is one that is surrounded byother countries on all sides, and does not have a seacoast.

Where can you get Meladerm in Suriname?

Medical offices, spas and specialized clinics in the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo may carry Meladerm. Specifically, the product is manufactured by Civant. It is a skin lightener and may be available at companies and offices that deal with skin care in Suriname. The most likely place is Param (MORE)

Is Suriname a country?

Yes, Suriname is a country.Specifically, Suriname is one of the countries of the South American continent. It has a Caribbean coastline. Its South American neighbors include Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana.

Is Suriname a land?

Yes , Suriname refers to land in northern South America. Specifically, Suriname is a country that was colonized briefly by the English and developed by the Dutch. Even though located in South America, it remained tied economically and politically as a colony of the European country of the Netherl (MORE)

Who is the queen of Suriname?

Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina was the queen of the Netherlands when Suriname became independent of the Netherlands. It is a republic so they have have presidents, not royal families.