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The Republic of Suriname, more commonly known as Suriname or Surinam, (formerly known as Netherlands Guiana and Dutch Guiana) is a country in northern South America, in between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast. The most southern parts of the borders with Guyana and French Guiana are disputed (upper Corantijn and Marowijne rivers—the map shows the Guyana and Guiana versions of the border). South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... French Guiana (French: Guyane) is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America. ... The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a nation along the northern coastline of South America. ... The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ...

Republiek Suriname
Image:Suriname_coa.png
(In Detail)
National motto: Justitia - Pietas - Fides
(Latin: Justice - Piety - Loyalty)
image:LocationSuriname.png
Official language Dutch
Capital Paramaribo
President Ronald Venetiaan
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 90th
163,270 km²
1.10%
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
Ranked 163rd
433,998
2.66/km²
Independence
 - Date
From the Netherlands
November 25, 1975
Currency Suriname dollar
Time zone UTC -3
National anthem God zij met ons Suriname
Internet TLD .sr
Calling Code 597
Contents

Large flag of Suriname Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... Replacement transparent Surinamese coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Categories: National flags | Suriname | Stub ... Here is a list of state mottos for countries and their subdivisions around the world. ... Latin - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An official language is something that is given a unique status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Colonial style houses, Waterkant, Paramaribo. ... Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan (born June 18, 1936) is the president of Suriname. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Here is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This is a list of sovereign states and other territories by population. ... Independence is autonomous self-government of a country by its residents and indigenous population. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Suriname dollar was introduced on January 1, 2004, with one dollar valued at 1000 Suriname guilders. ... -1... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, is an atomic realization of Universal Time or Greenwich mean time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... The National Anthem is the name of a song by the band Radiohead. ... God zij met ons Suriname is the national anthem of Suriname. ... A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of which Internet domain names consist of. ... .sr is the Internet country code top-level domain ( ccTLD) for Suriname. ...

History

Main article: History of Suriname The history of Suriname dates from 3000 BCE, when Native Americans first inhabited the area. ...


Though Dutch traders had established several colonies in the Guiana region before around 1600, the Dutch did not get full control of what is now Suriname until the Treaty of Breda, settling the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... Guiana (also known as the Guiana highlands or the Guiana shield) forms a portion of the northern coast of South America. ... Events January January 1 - Scotland adopts January 1st as being New Years Day February February 17 - Giordano Bruno burned in a stake for heresy July July 2 - Battle of Nieuwpoort: Dutch forces under Maurice of Nassau defeat Spanish forces under Archduke Albert in a battle on the coastal dunes. ... The Treaty should not be confused with Charles IIs Declaration of Breda, 1660. ... The Royal Prince and other vessels at the Four Days Fight, 11–14 June 1666 by Abraham Storck depicts a battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ...


After becoming an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1954, independence was granted in 1975. A military regime led by Dési Bouterse ruled the country in the 1980s, until democracy was re-established in 1988. The Kingdom of the Netherlands currently consists of the three constituent parts: the mainland European Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Augusto Pinochet (sitting) was an army general who led a military coup in Chile in 1973. ... Désiré Delano Bouterse of Suriname (born 1945) has been a military sports instructor, coup leader, army leader and a politician in the Nationaal Democratische Partij (NDP). ... This article deals with democracy in its modern sense. ...


Politics

Main article: Politics of Suriname This article needs cleanup. ...


Suriname is a democracy based on the 1987 constitution. The government's legislative branch is the National Assembly, consisting of 51 members. These members are elected every five years. This article deals with democracy in its modern sense. ... An organizations constitution defines its form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules. ... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ...


The National Assembly elects the head of the executive branch, the president, by a two-third majority. If no candidate achieves such a majority, the president is elected by the People's Assembly, a 340 member institute consisting of the National Assembly and regional representatives. Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ...


Suriname is a full & participating member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). The Caribbean Community and Common Market or CARICOM was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas which came into effect on August 1, 1973. ...

Colonial style houses, Waterkant, Paramaribo.

Main article: Districts of Suriname Download high resolution version (870x495, 365 KB)Colonial style houses at the Waterkant, Paramaribo, Suriname, december 2002. ... Download high resolution version (870x495, 365 KB)Colonial style houses at the Waterkant, Paramaribo, Suriname, december 2002. ... Suriname is divided into 10 districts. ...


Districts

Suriname is divided into ten districts:

Brokopondo is a district of Suriname. ... Commewijne is a district of Suriname, located on the right bank of the Suriname River. ... Coronie is a district of Suriname, situated on the coast. ... Marowijne is a district of Suriname, located on the eastern border with French Guiana. ... Nickerie is a district of Suriname, on the western coast. ... For the state of Brazil, see Pará. Para is a district of Suriname, in the north. ... This article is about the district of Paramaribo. ... Saramacca is a district of Suriname, in the north. ... Sipaliwini is a district of Suriname, in the south of the country. ... Wanica is a district of Suriname, in the northeast. ...

Geography

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Map of Suriname

Main article: Geography of Suriname map of Suriname, converted directly from CIA World Factbook GIF File links The following pages link to this file: Suriname Geography of Suriname Categories: CIA World Factbook images ... map of Suriname, converted directly from CIA World Factbook GIF File links The following pages link to this file: Suriname Geography of Suriname Categories: CIA World Factbook images ... Location: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana Geographic coordinates: 4 00 N, 56 00 W Map references: South America Area: total: 163,270 sq km land: 161,470 sq km water: 1,800 sq km Area - comparative: slightly larger than Georgia Land boundaries...


Suriname is the smallest independent country in South America. It is situated on the Guiana Shield, the highest point being the Julianatop (1,286 m above sea level). The country can be divided into two parts. The northern, coastal area (roughly above the line Albina-Paranam-Wageningen) has been cultivated, and most of the population lives here. The southern part consists of sparsely inhabited savanna and tropical rainforest. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Savanna is a grassland dotted with trees, and occurs in several types of biomes. ... A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ...


Lying near the equator, Suriname has a tropical climate, and temperatures do not vary a lot throughout the year. The year has two wet seasons, from December to early February and from late April to mid-August. In geography, the equator is an imaginary line drawn around a planet, halfway between the poles, where the surface of the roughly spherical planet is parallel to the axis of rotation. ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... The wet season is a term commonly used when describing the weather in the tropics. ...


Located in the northeast portion of the country is the Professor Doctor Engineer W.J. van Blommestein Meer, a large reservoir lake, created in 1964 by a dam (Brokopondo project). The dam was built to provide hydro power for the bauxite industry (which consumes about 75 percent of the output) and for domestic consumption. Lake Clearwater, Ontario, Canada A lake is a large body of water, usually fresh water, surrounded by land. ... Scrivener Dam, Canberra Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood event A dam (a common Teutonic word, compare to Dutch dam, Swedish and German damm, and the Gothic verb faurdammjan, to block up) is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow... Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... Bauxite Bauxite is a naturally occurring, heterogeneous material composed primarily of one or more aluminium hydroxide minerals, plus various mixtures of silica, iron oxide, titania, aluminosilicate, and other impurities in minor or trace amounts. ...


Economy

Main article: Economy of Suriname The backbone of Surinames economy is the export of alumina and small amounts of aluminum produced from bauxite mined in the country. ...


The economy of Suriname is dominated by the bauxite industry, which accounts for more than 15 percent of GDP and 70 percent of export earnings. Other main export products include sugar, and Suriname has some oil and gold reserves. About a quarter of the people work in the agricultural sector. The Surinamese economy is very dependent on other countries, with its main trade partners being the Netherlands, the United States and countries in the Caribbean. Economics is the social science studying production and consumption through measurable variables. ... Bauxite Bauxite is a naturally occurring, heterogeneous material composed primarily of one or more aluminium hydroxide minerals, plus various mixtures of silica, iron oxide, titania, aluminosilicate, and other impurities in minor or trace amounts. ... In economics, the gross domestic product (GDP) is a measure of the amount of the economic production of a particular territory in financial capital terms during a specific time period. ... This article deals with sugar as food and as an important, widely traded commodity; the word also has other uses; see Sugar (disambiguation) A sugar is a form of carbohydrate; the most commonly used sugar is a white crystalline solid, sucrose; used to alter the flavor and properties (mouthfeel, perservation... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals ( livestock). ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


After assuming power in the fall of 1996, the Wijdenbosch government ended the structural adjustment program of the previous government, claiming it was unfair to the poorer elements of society. Tax revenues fell as old taxes lapsed and the government failed to implement new tax alternatives. By the end of 1997, the allocation of new Dutch development funds was frozen as Surinamese Government relations with the Netherlands deteriorated. Economic growth slowed in 1998, with decline in the mining, construction, and utility sectors. Rampant government expenditures, poor tax collection, a bloated civil service, and reduced foreign aid in 1999 contributed to the fiscal deficit, estimated at 11% of GDP. The government sought to cover this deficit through monetary expansion, which led to a dramatic increase in inflation and exchange rate depreciation. Suriname's economic prospects for the medium term will depend on renewed commitment to responsible monetary and fiscal policies and to the introduction of structural reforms to liberalize markets and promote competition. President of Suriname from September 15, 1996 to August 12, 2000, Wijdenbosch has been succeeded by Runaldo Ronald Venetiaan. ... Structural adjustment is a term used by the International Monetary Fund for the changes it recommends for developing countries. ... A tax is an involuntary fee paid by individuals or businesses to a government. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... Construction on the North Bytown Bridge in Ottawa, Canada. ... Inflation rates of five core members of the G8 from 1950 to 1994. ... In finance, the exchange rate between two currencies specifies how much one currency is worth in terms of the other. ...


Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Suriname Most Surinamers live in the narrow, northern coastal plain. ...


The Surinamese population is made up of several minority groups. The largest part is formed by the Hindustani, descendants of 19th century immigrants from India, about 37 percent of the population. The Creole, mixed white and black form about 31 percent, while the Javanese ("imported" from the former Dutch East Indies) and Maroons (descendants of escaped African slaves) make up 15 and 10 percent, respectively. The remainder is formed by Amerindians, Chinese and whites. A small Jewish community composed of several families, descendants of Sephardim who had earlier fled from Iberia to the Netherlands, also inhabit the country. They previously operated an autonomous region of Suriname called the "Jodensavanne." Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ... View of the Puncak area in West Java Java (Indonesian: Jawa) is the most populous of Indonesias islands, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, (Dutch: Nederlands Indië) was the name of the colonies colonised by the Dutch East India Company which came under administration of the Netherlands during the ninteenth century (see Indonesia). ... The word Maroon can have the following meanings: Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The Great Wall of China, stretching over 6,700 km, was erected beginning in the 3rd century BC to guard the north from raids by men on horses. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... In the strictest sense, a Sephardi (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew Səfardi, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Səfardim, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄ardîm) is a Jew original to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal: ספרד, Standard Hebrew Səfárad, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄áraḏ / Səp̄āraḏ), or whose ancestors were among the Jews expelled from...


Because of the great number of ethnic groups in the country, there is no main religion. Most of the Hindustani are Hindu, but Islam and Christianity are also widespread. Christianity is dominant among Creoles and Maroons. This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... Islam ( Arabic al-islām الإسلام,  listen?) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The word Maroon can have the following meanings: Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ...


Dutch is the official language of Suriname. The Surinamese also speak their own languages: Sranang Tongo, Javanese and others. Also, the original Carib and Arowak Amerindians of Suriname speak their own languages, as do the descendants of escaped slaves in the interior; Aucan (n'Djuga) and Saramaccan. Additionally, English is widely used, especially at tourist-oriented facilities or shops. Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Sranang Tongo (Surinamean tongue), also Sranan Tongo or (pejorative) Takki Takki, is a Creole language spoken as a native language by 100 000 people in Suriname. ... Javanese language is the spoken language of the people in the central and eastern part of the island of Java, in Indonesia. ... The Carib languages are an indigenous language family of South America. ... The Arawakan languages are an indigenous language family of South America and the Caribbean. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The Akan are an ethnic group from western Africa. ... Saramaccan (autonym: Saamáka) is a creole spoken by about 24,000 people near the Saramaccan and upper Suriname Rivers in Suriname, and 2,000 in French Guiana. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Culture

Main article: Culture of Suriname


Due to the mix of population groups, the Surinamese culture is very diverse.

Suriname is a South American country, a former colony of the Netherlands with strong ties to that country. ...

Miscellaneous topics

Telephones - main lines in use: 56,844 (1996) Telephones - mobile cellular: 3,671 (1995) Telephone system: international facilities good domestic: microwave radio relay network international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) Radio broadcast stations: AM 4, FM 13, shortwave 1 (1998) Radios: 300,000 (1997) Television broadcast stations: 3... Railways: total: 166 km (single track) standard gauge: 80 km 1. ... Surinames armed forces consist of the national army under the control of the Minister of Defense and a smaller civil police force, which is responsible to the Minister of Justice and Police. ... Suriname claims an area in French Guiana between Litani River and Marouini River (both headwaters of the Lawa). ... This is a list of cities in Suriname: Albina Apoera Brokopondo Moengo Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Nickerie Paramaribo Paranam Categories: Lists of cities | Suriname ...

External links

  • ANDA Suriname (http://www.suriname.nu) - Surinamese portal (in Dutch)
  • Suriname's entry in Statoids (http://www.statoids.com/usr.html)
  • Suriname's Central Bank (http://www.cbvs.sr/english/index.html)
  • map  (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/suriname_pol91.pdf) (pdf)

Maps of Suriname 6° N -55° E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=6_N_-55_E_)


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Government House, Paramaribo, 1955
Tailor's shop, Paramaribo, 1955
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Water-front houses in Paramaribo, 1955


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Dependencies: Falkland Islands | French Guiana


This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Argentina is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east. ... The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. ... The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. ... The Republic of Chile is a country in South America occupying a long coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. ... The Republic of Colombia is a country in north-western South America. ... The Republic of Ecuador is a country in northwestern South America, bounded by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. ... The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a nation along the northern coastline of South America. ... Panama (Spanish: Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. ... The Republic of Paraguay is a landlocked republic in South America. ... The Republic of Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua, Aymara: Piruw) is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a nation located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela. ... The Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay) is a small country located in southern South America. ... The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America. ... The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic consisting of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, and a number of smaller islands. ... French Guiana (French: Guyane) is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America. ...

South American Community of Nations (SACN)
Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | Guyana | Paraguay | Peru | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela


Temporary SACN icon Created by Cantus File links The following pages link to this file: Brazil Bolivia Economy of Brazil Chile Economy of Chile Economy of Colombia Ecuador Economy of Ecuador Guyana Paraguay Economy of Paraguay Economy of Peru South America Suriname Uruguay Economy of Uruguay Venezuela Economy of Venezuela... The South American Community of Nations (SACN) (Spanish: Comunidad Sudamericana de Naciones (CSN), Portuguese: Comunidade Sul-Americana de Nações (CSN)) will be a continent-wide free trade zone that will unite two existing free-trade organizations—Mercosur and the Andean Community—eliminating tariffs for non-sensitive products by 2014 and... Argentina is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east. ... The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. ... The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. ... The Republic of Chile is a country in South America occupying a long coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. ... The Republic of Colombia is a country in north-western South America. ... The Republic of Ecuador is a country in northwestern South America, bounded by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. ... The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a nation along the northern coastline of South America. ... The Republic of Paraguay is a landlocked republic in South America. ... The Republic of Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua, Aymara: Piruw) is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... The Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay) is a small country located in southern South America. ... The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America. ...


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