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  • Area: 163,820 sq. km (63,251 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 585,824 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.05% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 72.2 years (2016)
  • Languages: Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (sometimes called Taki-Taki or Surinamese, is a common lingua franca), Caribbean Hindustani, Javanese
  • Religions: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
  • Formal name: Republic of Suriname
  • Alternate names: Dutch Guiana, Nederlandisch Guyana, Nederlandsch Guyana, Netherlands Guiana, Republic of Surinam, Republic of Suriname, Republiek Suriname, Republiek van Suriname, Surinam
  • Government type: presidential republic
  • Leaders: chief of state and head of government: President Desire Delano BOUTERSE
  • Capital: Paramaribo
  • Administrative divisions: 10 districts
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $16,300 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: alumina, gold, crude oil, lumber, shrimp and fish, rice, bananas
  • Imports: capital equipment, petroleum, foodstuffs, cotton, consumer goods
  • Currency: Surinamese dollar (SRD)

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