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Suriname

Suriname
  • Capital

    Capital

    Paramaribo

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:10

  • Population

    Population

    541 829

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +597

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ SRD (dollar)

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Suriname

Suriname
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Paramaribo

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:10

  • Population

    Population

    541 829

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +597

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ SRD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 808

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.29 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 331mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    163 270 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    15%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    98%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    267 943

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    East Indians - 37 %
    Creole - 31 %
    Javanese - 15 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Hindu - 27 %
    Protestant - 25 %
    Roman Catholic - 22 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    92.9%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Dutch
    English
    Sranang Tongo -TakiTaki

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    1 940

  • Murders

    Murders

    11 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.5 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    12.5%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    2%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    33 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    1.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    bauxite and gold mining, alumina production, oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts, beef, chickens, shrimp

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, nickel, copper

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -43%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, nickel, copper

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    25%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    1 991kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    165 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    48

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What not to do when visiting Suriname

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting - friends also greet with a brasa (hug).

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2/8
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t show off with expensive clothes or jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid unwanted attention.

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Business & Communication

Don’t leave your bags and belongings unattended.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Suriname is the newest country in South America.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to agree on the price before entering taxis - there are no meters.

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Business & Communication

Don’t expect houses to have a bell or knocker. The population is generally relaxed “no span” (keep cool, don’t worry) and has a reputation for being hospitable.

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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy seasons take place from May to August and from November to February.

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The population density in Suriname is one of the lowest in the world.

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