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Capital : Paramaribo
Language :  Dutch
Currency :  Surinamese dollar
Population : 541 638
Area : 163 820 km2

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Suriname facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. This country has more than 207,100 motor vehicles (388 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The top-level national domain is .sr . There are over 2,800 websites with this extension.

3. The most popular pages with the extension .sr are: spn.sr, businessunited.sr and telesur.sr.

4. In this country there are more than 4 304 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 55 airports, 6 of the paved surface.

6. On average, there are over 3 cars per family.

7. They have incredibly clean and good tap water.

8. Full name of the country – Republic of Suriname.

9. Political system – republic.

10. Suriname was formerly known as Dutch Guiana.


Geography in Suriname

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1. The country is 2 times smaller than Poland.

2. The longest river is Corantijn.

3. Suriname borders with such countries as: Brazil 593 km, French Guiana 510 km, Guyana 600 km.

4. Equatorial climate, humid.

5. The highest peak is Juliana Top 1 280 m above sea level.

6. There are 820 km2 of agricultural land in Suriname (1% of the country’s area).

7. Anapi is the highest located city in the country.

8. 147760 km2 of the country is covered by forests (94.7%)

9. 80% of the country’s surface is covered by rain forests.

76. The nearest capital in a straight line from Paramaribo is Georgetown (Guyana) – 346 km.

77. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Paramaribo is Dili (East Timor) – 19698 km.


Finance in Suriname

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1. The minimum wage is set only for civil servants and amounts to 600 guilders per month (data from 2013).

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38%, and for companies – 36% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 8.6%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 5,652,000,000 (PLN 24,190,560,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 3,320,000,000 (PLN 14,209,600,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 26.2% of GDP, which is about: $ 1 480 824 000 (PLN 6 337 926 720),
2018 year was 57.5 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 1,909,000,000 (PLN 8,170,500,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 3,574 (PLN 15,295).

7. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 1 067 000 000 .

8. The country has over $625 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0053% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

9. Suriname has 810 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Suriname

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1. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 50 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 80 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38%, and for companies – 36% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

7. Below 30 years of age, in order to be married, a written consent of the parents is needed.

8. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 20.

9. By law, if the rapist marries the victim, then he is acquitted.

10. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 694 days.

11. The last death penalty was made in 1982.


Education in Suriname

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 89.

4. In this country there are 4.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 23,504 people).


Work in Suriname

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1. The minimum wage is set only for civil servants and amounts to 600 guilders per month (data from 2013).

2. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.7% .

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38%, and for companies – 36% (2018).

4. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 694 days.

5. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Suriname

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

2. The longest river is Corantijn.

3. The highest peak is Juliana Top 1 280 m above sea level.

4. Anapi is the highest located city in the country.

5. Converting into one inhabitant, the country uses the most fireworks in the world.

6. The lowest temperature: 14.3 °C was measured in Zanderij.

7. The highest temperature: 38 °C was measured in Zanderij.


Army in Suriname

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1. Suriname ranks 133 on the best world armies.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 2,160 professional and 100 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 40 > armored vehicles, 3 jet aircraft and 3 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was assigned over 67 410 000 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of over 3 ships (2018).


Society in Suriname

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1. In Suriname, an average person consumes about 6.6 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 57%, then beer – 40%, wine – 2.5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.5%.

3. In 2013, 76 people died as a result of road accidents.

4. 7% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 40,000 people).

5. 40.2% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 89.

7. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

9. In this country over 240,000 (2015) 340,000 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 64% of the population).

10. About 212,000 (2015) 310,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 3 persons / km².

12. The main religion is Hinduism, 27%.

13. The average age of people living in this country is 29.1 years old.

14. The country is around:
137,000 people (25.66%) in the age range 0-14 years.
366,000 people (68.59%) in the age range 15-64 years.
30,700 people (5.75%) over 65 years old.

15. In this country, about 8,700 children are born each year (1.6% of the population), and about 3,300 people die (0.6% of the population).

16. 134 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 76% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

18. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 5 cigarettes a month.

19. The average life expectancy in this country is 69.7 years (women – 73.1 years and men – 66.4 years).


Symbols of Suriname

1. Motto of the country – “God is with our Suriname”.


History of Suriname

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1. Independence from the Netherlands obtained on November 25, 1975.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1948.

3. He joined the United Nations on December 4, 1975.

4. Suriname was noticed by Christopher Columbus in 1498.

5. Slavery was abolished in 1863.


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What is the highest peak in Suriname?

The highest peak in Suriname is Juliana Top (1280 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Suriname?

The largest river in Suriname is Corantijn.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Suriname?

Suriname is bordered by countries such as: Brazil 593 km, French Guyana 510 km, Guyana 600 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 29.1 years.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Suriname?

The population density is 3 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “God is with our Suriname”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 38 ° C was measured in Zanderij.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 14.3 ° C was measured in Zanderij.

answer: Marta