Largest Cities in Suriname
Facts about Suriname
Official languages: Dutch, English, Javanese
Area: 163,270 km²
Population: 492,829 residents
Population density: 3.02 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .sr
ISO codes: SR, SUR, 740
Die The dialing code for Suriname is +597
Suriname is located in South America on the Atlantic Ocean. The country probably owes its name to the Surinian tribe, who were driven out of this area by the Arawaks. After almost 300 years as a Dutch colony, Suriname gained independence in 1975, but the Netherlands remains the most important donor. Approx. a third of the Surinamans now live in the former mother country.
Biggest Cities of Suriname by Population
|4||Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname||13,254||5.92606||-56.973|
|6||Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname||5,046||5.88573||-55.0887|
The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo. Of the 544,000 inhabitants of Suriname, 240,000 live in Paramaribo – almost half of all inhabitants! Paramaribo is on the Atlantic Ocean and at the mouth of the Suriname River on its left bank. The city is also called Par’bo for short. In Paramaribo there is a mosque, a synagogue and a Hindu temple. The Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul is one of the largest wooden churches in the world.