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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Suriname

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -3
  • Electricity: 127V, 60Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Surinam Guilder (Sf)
  • Country Dialing Code:597

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve
  • Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Suriname

Location
Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana

Capital
Paramaribo

Population
438,144 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
10 districts (distrikten, singular - distrikt); Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica

Climate
tropical; moderated by trade winds

Ethnic groups
Hindustani (also known locally as "East Indians"; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%

Religions
Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%

Languages
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

Government type
constitutional democracy

Background
Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to rule through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1989, the military overthrew the civilian government, but a democratically-elected government returned to power in 1991.

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