Suriname Facts and Culture

  • Family: For some groups child care is handled by one parent at a time. Children spend the first five to six years with... More
  • Fashion: The Javanese women wear sarongs as they would in Indonesia. The creole women wear the traditional kotomisse, with an angisa... More
  • Visiting: To not be considered rude, anyone visiting a friend is expected to visit everyone they know in the same neighborhood. More

Suriname Facts

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Capital Paramaribo
Government Type constitutional democracy
Currency SRD
Population 566,846
Total Area 63,251 Square Miles
163,820 Square Kilometers
Location Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Language Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese

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