Suriname Animals

Suriname Animals and Plants

Animals & Plants in Suriname Most of Suriname is covered by rainforest, where the biodiversity is particularly great. Other plants and animals live on the coast. To protect its environment and biodiversity, Suriname has created eleven nature reserves, one nature park and four special environmental areas. Which animals live in Suriname? Suriname’s wildlife is very […]

Eating in Suriname

Suriname Economy

Economy The economy of Suriname Suriname’s economy has been growing over the past few years and is rated as having good prospects. Gold, oil and bauxite are particularly important to the economy. These three raw materials generate 80 percent of the income from exports, i.e. sales abroad. As a result, however, the economy is also […]

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Suriname Overview

Suriname is South America’s smallest independent country and borders Brazil, Guyana and French Guiana. A large part of Suriname is overgrown with tropical rainforest and there is a very rich flora and fauna. Capital: Paramaribo Biggest city: Paramaribo State: republic Language: Dutch Religion: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam Surface: 163 270 km² Population: 566 800 (2013) Population […]

Suriname Arts and Literature

Suriname Arts and Literature

Literature Twenty-two languages ​​are spoken in Suriname, and in thirteen of them literature is written. To this is added an oral singing tradition among the caribou. Among writers who write in Dutch can be mentioned Albert Helman with the novel “The quiet plantation” (“The silent plantation”, 1931), as well as Bea Vianen and Astrid Roemer. […]

President of Suriname since August 12, 2010, Dési Bouterse


Suriname, Republic of the North of South America. The country borders in the north to the Atlantic, in the east to French Guiana, in the south to Brazil and in the west to Guyana. Suriname is South America’s smallest independent country. Almost all settlements are on the coast. Suriname was Dutch Guiana until it became […]


Geography of Suriname

The northern part of Suriname consists of lowlands. Along the coast, sandy beaches, mangroves and marshlands alternate. To the south lies part of the Amazon Shield. The country’s highest mountain, Julianatop, lies in the Wilhelmina Mountains, 1230 meters above sea level. The mountain range is formed in Precambrian time, while the lowlands to the north […]