Suriname has a population of approximately 566,000, most of whom live on the country's north coast, in and around the capital and largest city, Paramaribo. In 1948 the country gained autonomy and in 1954 it became one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

On 25 November 1975, the country of Suriname left the Kingdom of the Netherlands to become an independent state, nonetheless maintaining close economic, diplomatic, and cultural ties to its former colonizer.

  • Suriname has largest boundary with Guyana which is approximately 600 km.
  • Suriname has shortest boundary with French Guiana which is approximately 510 km.
  • The largest river in Suriname is Marowijne which is 720 km.
  • The largest export partner of Suriname is US.
  • The largest import partner of Suriname is US.
  • There are 6 seaports in Suriname.

Tourist Attraction#

A waterfall breaks the stillness in a lush pocket of Suriname rain forest.

National Facts#

  • The famous dish of Suriname is Pom.


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