Suriname BASIC INFOMATION
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|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -3 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|3°55'4"N / 56°1'55"W|
|SR / SUR|
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)
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
TYPE F SCHUKO PLUG
|Suriname banks list|
Suriname covers an area of more than 160,000 square kilometers. It is located in the northeastern part of South America, bordering Guyana to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, and Brazil to the south. It has a tropical rainforest climate, with a terrain high in the south and low in the north, and a coastal lowland in the north. Swampy, tropical grassland in the middle, hills and low plateaus in the south, numerous rivers, rich in water resources, the most important of which is the Suriname River flowing through the middle. The forest area accounts for 95% of the country's area, and there are many hardwood species. |
Suriname, the full name of the Republic of Suriname, has a territory of more than 160,000 square kilometers. It is located in the northeastern part of South America, borders Guyana to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the north, and France to the east Guyana, on the south border with Brazil.
It was originally a place where Indians lived. It became a Spanish colony in 1593. In the early 17th century, Britain drove out Spain. In 1667, Britain and the Netherlands signed a treaty, and the Soviet Union was designated as a Dutch colony. The Treaty of Vienna in 1815 officially established the Dutch colonial status of Suriname. In 1954, "internal autonomy" was implemented. Independence was declared on November 25, 1975, and the Republic was established.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. From top to bottom, it consists of five parallel strips of green, white, red, white and green. The ratio of the width of the red, green and white strips is 4:2:1. There is a yellow five-pointed star in the center of the flag. Green represents the rich natural resources and fertile land, and also symbolizes the people's expectations for New Suriname; white symbolizes justice and freedom; red symbolizes enthusiasm and progress, and also expresses the desire to dedicate all strength to the motherland. The yellow five-pointed star symbolizes national unity and a bright future.
Suriname has a population of 493,000 (2004). About 180,000 people live in the Netherlands. Indians account for 35%, Creoles account for 32%, Indonesians account for 15%, and the rest are of other races. Dutch is the official language, and Suriname is commonly used. Each ethnic group has its own language. Residents believe in Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism and Islam.
The natural resources are abundant, the main minerals are bauxite, petroleum, iron, manganese, copper, nickel, platinum, gold, etc. The national economy of Suriname mainly relies on aluminum mining, processing and manufacturing, and agriculture. In recent years, it has begun to actively develop the petroleum industry.
An interesting fact The Dutch, who had settled in Suriname in 1667, introduced coffee trees from Java in the early 18th century. The first batch of coffee trees was presented by the mayor of Amsterdam to a Flemish pirate who was a Hansback. To be precise, these coffee trees were planted in the Dutch Guiana region at that time, and a few years later, they were widely planted in the neighboring French Guiana region. At that time, there was a French criminal named Mulg, and he was promised that if coffee trees were introduced into the French colonies, he would be pardoned and free to enter and leave France. Naturally, he did.