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Suriname
(2,280 words)

De Republiek Suriname (The Republic of Suriname)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

578,000

Area

160,000 sq. km (63,000 sq. mi)

Population density

4/sq. km (9/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.87% (per 1,000: births 17, deaths 8)

Under 15 years

26%

Urban dwellers

66% (0.88% p.a.)

Capital city

Paramaribo 241,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

34% Sranan Tongo, 22% Sarnami Hindustani, 13% Guyanese Cre…

Cite this page
“Suriname”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02SUR>
First published online: 2020



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