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The population of Suriname numbers approximately 573,311 as estimated by the US Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook in July 2014. According to the 2012 census conducted by the General Bureau of Statistics in Suriname, the Surinamese population is 48.4% Christian, with Roman Catholicism claiming nearly half of the Christian observers (21.6%), followed by Pentecostals (11.18%…

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Morgan Brungard, “Suriname”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 28 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000125>
First published online: 2015

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