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Paramaribo
constitutional democracy
163270 km2
475996 (July 2008 est.) / 2/km2
Surinam Dollar (SRD) currency converter
$ 7800 (2007 est.)
0.774 (2005)
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), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
tropical; moderated by trade winds
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