GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $3.79 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $5.125 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $9,600 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Paramaribo

Population (Estimated July 2012): 560,157

Area: 163,820km2 or 63,251mi2

Currency: Suriname Dollar (SRD)

Official Language: Dutch

Political Information: Democratic Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion
(approximately 27.4% of the population are Hindu, 25.2% are Protestant, 22.8% are Roman Catholic, 19.6% are Muslim and 5% have indigenous beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Juliana Top (Mountain Peak) at 1,280m or 4,199ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -3:00




Counties/Provinces/States: 10 districts (distrikten, singular - distrikt); Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica


Leaders: President Dési Delano Bouterse; Vice President Robert Ameerali


Additional: Gained independence from the Netherlands on the 25th of November 1975.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Geonames and Suriname Embassy Website

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