Suriname

ACT in Suriname

Organisations funding work in Suriname
About Suriname
  • Population: 519,000 (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Paramaribo
  • Area: 163,265 sq km (63,037 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Dutch (official), English, Sranang Tongo, Hindi, Javanese
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Suriname dollar
  • Main exports: Bauxite, alumina, aluminium, crude oil, timber, shrimp and fish, rice, bananas
  • GNI per capita: US $4,990 (World Bank, 2008)