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Suriname

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 Guyanaand up until 1975 was part of the royal kingdom of the Netherlands.In 1975 Suriname gained independance. Between 1630 and 1669Suriname was part of an ongoing struggle for power between theDutch and the English. Popularity: 24
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According to 2004 statistics, 78 percent of the labor force is in the services sector. Industry employs 14 percent. Agriculture accounts for 8 percent. According to 2005 statistics, the gross domestic product (GDP) by sector was composed of 10.8 percent agriculture, 24.4 percent industry,...
No religion is considered the main or official religion of Suriname. But that doesn't mean that there are no religions in the republic. In fact, representation is given to Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and native religions. In terms of Christianity, there are both adherents to various...
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In 1973, the local government, led by the NPK (a ethnically mixed party) started negotiations with the Dutch government leading towards full independence, which was granted on 25 November 1975. The severance package was very substantial, and a large part of Suriname's economy for the first decade...
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...
Justice, Faith, Loyalty is an English translation of 'Justitia Pietas Fides'. The motto appears in a number of places. One such instance of its use is on the coat of arms for the Republic of Suriname.
Yes , Suriname belongs to the Dutch Language Union. Suriname became an associate member in 2004. The Dutch Language Union [Nederlandse Taalunie is an international institution for standardizing the Dutch language. The NTU was founded by the Netherlands and Belgium on September 9, 1980.
A Surinamese politician of Javanese descent is who Paul Slamet Somohardjo (b. May 2, 1943) is. Specifically, Mr. Somohardjo is chairman of Pertjajah Luhur, which is a Javanese political party in Suriname. On June 30, 2005 he was appointed as Chairman of Suriname's legislature, the National...
Suriname and Guyana are the only two countries on mainlandSouth America with driving on the left. Guyana inherited thepractice as a British colony. The Netherlands converted to drivingon the right at the end of the 18th century. But the former Dutchcolony of Suriname has kept the practice of...
'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...
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...
Maria Sibylla Merian [April 2, 1647-January 13, 1717] wrote and illustrated the first book on Suriname's butterflies and insects, 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium', in 1705. The book's spectacular, detailed copperplate illustrations [19.7 inches x 13.8 inches in size] present the butterflies...
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The Kingdom of the Netherlands granted Suriname its independence on November 25, 1975. Before that date, the country was the only Dutch colony in continental South America. After that date, it become known as the independent Republic of Suriname.
Courcabo was the largest sugar plantation in Suriname in the late 17th century. It covered 1,500 acres and included a mill, an overseer's house, a cattle house, and 22 huts for 117 slaves. Operating as a sugar plantation from 1675 to 1737, Courcabo accounted for 6 percent of all sugar production in...
Dorothea Matson , an Englishwoman, owned Courcabo, the largest sugar plantation in Suriname in the late 17th century. She inherited Courcabo upon the death of her husband, Abraham Schoors. In 1683 she married Jeronimo Clifford [? - 1737], an Englishman, who had unsuccessfully tried to sell his own...
The transport 1,100 to 1,200 people to Barbados or Jamaica was the reason why England sent the Hercules and the America to Suriname in 1675. The English settled Suriname in 1650. But in 1674 the Dutch gained control of the colony. There were 120 English families living in Suriname at that...
Winti is the Afro-Surinamese traditional religion that was created from the different tribal religious traditions of West African slaves in Suriname. Winti means 'wind'. But the term has three layers of meaning. First, the term refers to the supreme God, Anana Kedyaman Kedyanpo. In this particular...
Earth spirits [gron winti], water spirits [watra winti], forest spirits [busi winti], and sky spirits [tapu winti] are the four groups of gods in Winti . Aysa winti are the highest level of gron winti, and they're all female. Watramama is a watra winti of mesmerizing beauty. She was first...
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...
Yes , Suriname is one of eight members of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization [ACTO]. The other seven members are Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Peru. ACTO was created in 1995 to strengthen the implementation of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty [ACT].
The harmonious development of the Amazon Basin is the purpose of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty [ACT]. The ACT was established on July 3, 1978. Eight South American countries signed the ACT: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.
Papegaaienmunt [parrot coin] is what the first copper coins that were minted for Suriname were named. On the front is a parrot perched on a tree branch with 1, 2, or 4 leaves. The number of leaves indicates the value of 1, 2, or 4 pounds of sugar because sugar was worth one penny a pound. Payment in...
Zedek v' Shalom [Justice and Peace] Synagogue is operating as a computer service shop and an Internet cafe . The proprietor, Jimmy Rosheuvel, is a member of the Surinamese Jewish community. Zedek v' Shalom was built by the Sephardic Jewish population of Paramaribo in 1735-1736. Due to dwindling...
The entire interior contents of the Zedek v' Shalom [Justice and Peace] Synagogue of Paramaribo are on loan to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. These items include the following: 8-foot-tall candelabra [menorah] Six Torah scrolls with silver finials [rimonim] Silver Torah pointers [yads] ...
Suriname has two mountain ranges Ð the Bakhuys Mountains and theVan Asch Van Wijck Mountains. Suriname is also home to the CentralSuriname Nature Reserve, an area of unspoiled forests that has beendesignated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How are you is an English equivalent of 'Fa waka'. The phrase is in the Sranan Tongo language of Suriname. Sranan Tongo is a Creole language whose use as a literary language finds a uniquely beautiful expression in the poetry of 'Trefossa', which is the pen name for poet Henri Frans de Ziel ...
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.
In order to become President of the Republic of Suriname [President van de Republiek Suriname], the following conditions must be met: 1. The candidate must be at least 30 years old . 2. The candidate must have been a resident of Suriname for at least 6 years . 3. The candidate must win at least ...
Yes there is and in one of the rivers in Suriname they transport their products to the world. I am currently doing a project on Suriname.
The official name of Suriname in English is Republic of Suriname . In Dutch the official name is Republiek Suriname . In Sranan Tongo ['Surinamean tongue'], a Creole language spoken by over two-thirds of the population, Suriname is known as Sranan . Unofficially, the country still may be called...
Dutch Guiana (from its colonial past).
In the Mirabar Business Center in Havana, Cuba the Embassy of Suriname opened on Friday, January 15, 2010. Suriname established a diplomatic mission in Cuba on December 1, 2009. At the opening, Lygia Louise Irene Kraag-Keteldijk [b. June 18, 1941], Suriname's Minister of Foreign Affairs, noted...
Lygia Louise Irene Kraag-Keteldijk [b. June 18, 1941] is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Suriname. President Ronald Venetiaan [b. June 18, 1936] appointed her to that position on September 1, 2005. She has an extensive background in government work in both Suriname and the Netherlands. In...
Suriname's economic activity is oriented towards international commerce . Specifically, the country depends upon international trade for survival. To the international marketplace, Suriname primarily brings its possibilities for the mining of bauxite. But other major exports include alumina , ...
No. The official language of Suriname is Dutch.
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
Sunrise will be at 6:33 a.m . in Paramaribo, Suriname, on November 25, 2010, Suriname's Independence Day. Sunset will be at 6:23 p.m . The length of that day will be 11 hours 49 minutes 24 seconds.
Sunrise will be at 6:31 a.m. in Paramaribo, Suriname, on July 1, 2010, Emancipation Day [Keti Koti]. Sunset will be at 6:59 p.m. The length of that day will be 12 hours 27 minutes 27 seconds.
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.
More than ninety percent (90%) of Suriname is considered a wilderness. Specifically, about ninety percent of the population lives along the northern, developed coastal areas. The coastal plain makes up about ten percent of the country's total area. In contrast, the vast majority of Suriname is...
On January 1, 2010, the length of the day was 11 hours 24 minutes 30 seconds in Aruba. The sun rose at 7:01 a.m. and set at 6:26 p.m. In Suriname, January 1st was 11 hours 47 minutes 31 seconds long. The sun rose at 6:51 a.m. and set at 6:38 p.m.
On December 31, 2010, the length of the day will be 11 hours 24 minutes 18 seconds in Aruba. The sun will rise at 7:01 a.m. and set at 6:25 p.m. In Suriname, December 31 will be 11 hours 47 minutes 26 seconds long. The sun will rise at 6:50 a.m. and set at 6:38 p.m.
Aruba is 1,104 miles [17,777 kilometers; 959 nautical miles] from Suriname. It takes less than 2.5 hours to fly from Paramaribo, Suriname to Oranjestad, Aruba. They aren't in the same time zone. Aruba is one hour behind Paramaribo.
No , Aruba and Suriname aren't in the same time zone. Aruba is one hour behind Suriname. Neither country observes daylight saving time [DST].
Suriname is in between Guyana and French Guiana.
The major ethnic groups in Suriname are Hindustani (Hindoestanen), Javanese , Surinamese Creoles , and Surinamese Maroons . Specifically, Hindus are the largest ethnic group at 27 percent of the population. They are descendants of 19th-century contract workers from the Northern Indian states...
Yes , there are tourism statistics or rankings about Suriname. Tourist stop-over arrivals in Suriname for January to July 2008 totalled 89,397 . Of that total, the largest market was Europe with 60,055. The highest month in that time period was July with 19,452 tourist stop-over arrivals. The...
The Atlantic Ocean borders the Republic of Suriname. In fact, Suriname's capital city of Paramaribo is one of a select group of Latin American capitals that are located on or near to the ocean. But culturally, Suriname may be seen to be closer to Dutch speaking islands of the Caribbean than to...
Paramaribo is both the largest and the capital city of Suriname. It has an estimated population of around 250,000. It's far, far larger than the second largest city. Lelydorp's population is 19,000.
The mining of bauxite serves as the basis of Suriname's economy. But 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...
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...
The Surinamese depend upon the ecological and economic diversity of their country. The many rivers and the Atlantic coast provide Suriname with an abundant supply of food and economic products . Around 80 percent of Suriname is pristine rainforest , where only 5 percent of the population...
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....
The Paramaribo Zoo is an example of Suriname's human-animal interaction. Specifically, the zoo's opening dates back to 1972. It includes birds, mammals and reptiles. It is located in Suriname's capital and largest city and therefore a logical stop on any visitor's itinerary.
Paramaribo Paramaribo is the capitol of Suriname.
On August 25, 2008 Surinam Airways had a commercial flight that landed in Oranjestad, Aruba and then flew on to Miami, Florida . This was the first time in about 16 years that Surinam Airways was allowed to operate air flights into the United States of America. Surinam Airways now regularly...
One Aruban Florin [AWG] is equal to 1.54 Suriname Dollar [SRD]. One SRD is equal to 0.65 AWG. Aruba's currency is divided into 100 cents. Suriname's currency is divided into 100 cents.
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...
The top 5 imports to Suriname in 2004 were machinery and transport equipment ; manufactured goods ; mineral fuels , lubricants , and related materials ; food and live animals ; chemicals and related products. Suriname's imports in 2004 totalled $604,000,000. Of that total, $281,308...
Yes , Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname. It's also the largest city in the Republic. Its population is estimated at 250,000.
Suriname , the smallest sovereign country in South America, is ranked by the World Bank as one of the 17 potentially richest countries in the world. Suriname has important natural resources, including aluminum oxide [alumina], bauxite , diamonds , gold , and oil . Suriname is one of the top 10...
The area that now includes French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and parts of Brazil and Venezuela was known as Guiana when Europeans discovered the New World. Guiana is a Taino word that is defined variously as 'land of fast flowing water' in reference to the numerous rivers of the territory or as ...
Suriname doesn't have a national animal. But Suriname has over 180 species of mammals, over 700 species of birds, as well as an abundance of fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Four endangered species of sea turtles [Leatherback, Green, Olive Ridley, and Hawksbill] live there. The Galibi Nature Reserve...
" Of or relating to holly " ( Ilex aquifolium ) is the meaning of the Surinamese name " Asebedo ." Specifically, the word comes from the Portuguese family name " Azevedo ." In Portugal, the last name tends to indicate descent from Jewish ancestors. When Jewish populations fled Moorish Spain, they...
The average temperature in Paramaribo, Suriname's capital, is 81 degrees Fahrenheit [27.4 degrees Celsius]. The highest monthly average high temperature is 91 degrees Fahrenheit [33 degrees Celsius], occurring in September, October, and November. The lowest monthly average low temperature is 73...
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...
Washington, D.C. is the location of Suriname's Embassy in the United States of America. Specifically, the Surinamese Embassy is located within easy access of the Van Ness-UDC subway station in the U.S. capital. It is at about the center of the triangle formed by Soapstone Valley Park, the...
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.
The Corantijn is the river that separates Guyana from Suriname. Suriname claims borders to the river's west bank. Guyana disputes that claim. The west bank is on the Guyana side of the river. The east bank is on the Suriname side. The river originates in the Acarai Mountains of Guyana. Its course...
Yes , the descendants of Rohilla Pathans are in the South American countries of Suriname and Guyana. The ancestors of these present day residents of Suriname and Guyana were Urdu speaking Afghan Muslims. They settled in the north Indian area of Uttar Pradesh and subsequently in modern day Pakistan. ...
Brazil (to the east and south) and Suriname (to the west) are thetwo countries bordering French Guiana. The other parts of FrenchGuiana are bordered by the Atlantic.
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...
The coat of arms with national motto , flag , national anthem , and national flower are included among Suriname's national symbols. The coat of arms was adopted on Independence Day, November 25, 1975. Two natives carry a shield. A ship on the left half of the shield symbolizes the past with...
Language is a major way by which Suriname differs from other South American countries. In most countries of South America, the main language is Spanish. But that isn't the situation in Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana or Brazil. Not one of those four countries is considered a Spanish speaking nation...
That it is South America's smallest sovereign state and that its cultural heritage is predominantly Asian are two of Suriname's trivia facts. Specifically, Suriname is South America's smallest independent country both in terms of total area and of total population. It also is one of only two...
The british Traded Suriname For New Amsterdam. Later on, they changed New Amsterdam to New York. They did that to end the War.
A distance of around 5,700 miles to over 7,900 miles separates Russia and Suriname. The distance from St. Petersburg in western Russia to Suriname is 5,718 miles [9,202 kilometers; 4,969 nautical miles]. The distance from Novosibirsk in southwestern Russia is 7,600 miles [12,231 kilometers; 6,604...
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,...
See related links. There are no formal classes at Universities, but you can find online tutorials. The name Sranan Tongo is the preferred name over Taki Taki.
Paddenstoel is a Dutch equivalent for 'mushroom' in Suriname and wherever the Dutch language is spoken.
aluminum , wood and gold
Suriname exports rice, bananas, coconuts, bauxite (which is made into aluminum), fish, sugar, coffee, cotton, citrus fruits, cassava, timber, shrimp, and crude oil. Bauxite
Suriname's monetary unit is what the dollar of the Republic of Suriname is. Specifically, the dollar succeeded the guilder as the Surinamese currency on January 1, 2004. Like the U.S. dollar, it is divided into one hundred (100) cents. In Suriname, it is called " Surinaamse dollar ," which means...
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Suriname's capital city at Paramaribo is the location of Suriname's city hall . Paramaribo's modern city hall is on Independence Square [Onhafhankelijkheidsplein]. It's across from the famous statue of Surinamese Hindu politician Jagernath Lachmon [September 21, 1916 - October 19, 2001].
Yes it is true that Guyana and Suriname have substantial South Asian Indian population sectors. I know this correct but if you would like to check for yourself, just copy my answer from Guyana to the end and google it. I found it in the 2nd search result.
Close cultural ties with the Caribbean, distance from the mother country and the natural outcome of a limited form of self-government were among the reasons why Suriname became independent from the Netherlands. The limited self-government was granted to Suriname in 1954 by the Charter for the...
Constitutional protections of life, person, property and self-realization are included among Suriname's human rights. Specifically, the Constitution of 1987 and its reforms of 1992 define human rights in Suriname. The relevant section is found under Chapter V: Basic Rights, Individual Rights...
the spoken language is dutch example (hoe gaat het) means how are jou