Suriname Statistics

  • Capital: Paramaribo
  • Population: 566,846
  • GDP: $4,711,000,000 (USD)
  • Total Area:
    63,251 (sq miles)
    163,820 (sq kilometers)
  • Currency: Surinamese Dollar (SRD)

Suriname Facts

  • Suriname Facts... Eighty percent of Suriname is covered with tropical rainforest. Learn More
  • Eating and Recipes...

    Rice is a staple food along with cassava, sweet potatoes, plantains, chicken and seafood. Favorite meals include Moksie alesie (a creole rice dish with... Learn More

  • Family... For some groups child care is handled by one parent at a time. Children spend the first five to six years with their mother and then they... Learn More
  • Fashion... The Javanese women wear sarongs as they would in Indonesia. The creole women wear the traditional kotomisse, with an angisa or  handkerchief. Learn More


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