- Population: 500,000
- Language: official language is Dutch
- Currency: Surinamese Dollar
- When to go: January / m april, august / October
- Time difference: 4 hours earlier
- Travel time: ± 8 hours by plane
- Size of land: 163 820 km2
- Suriname: 480km long
- Coppenamepunt: 150km long
- Saramacca: 255km long
- Corentyne: 700km long
All the rivers run from south to north.
- Hindus: from the former British India. Constitute the largest bevolkginsgroep
- Creoles: in Suriname, this is the collective name for all Surinamese black and colored people born in Suriname
- Or Maroons Maroons: descendants of black slaves who fled to the woods. They live in tribes and stick to the traditional Geuze relievers African traditions and beliefs.
- Javanese: from the former Netherlands East Indies. These are many traders and small farmers, living in Commewijne.
- Indians, the original inhabitants. Divided into Lower Fuego Indians, living in the coastal areas. And Bovenlandsestraat Indians living in the interior.
- The coastal Indians often work in nearby villages and towns, but retain their indigenous way of life. The Indians in the interior still live largely in small groups in a primitive way in the jungle and live by hunting and fishing.
- Chinese people: the descendants of the contract worker from Hong Kong or the Dutch East Indies. They are mostly traders. At present many Chinese migrate to Suriname. This is due among other things to the need for China to timber and minerals, which is obviously attractive for Chinese entrepreneurs.
- Whites, descendants of the Dutch, Madeira Portuguese, other Europeans, Lebanese, Syrians and Anglo-Americans. Especially Paramaribo and Wanica are inhabited by this group.
- Bakra ?? s the whites who had just come to live in Suriname, or have no mixed blood.
- Buru ?? s are the descendants of the white settlers who came in the mid-19th century from Groningen and Gelderland.
- Brazilians: a new and growing group of people. The reason they came to Suriname, is to look for gold. However, they increasingly participate in other industries.
Most residents live in the north of Suriname, in the districts of Paramaribo, Wanica and Nickerie. The least densely populated District is Sipaliwini. Sipaliwini includes most of the interior.
- 41% Christianity ?? half of these are Roman Catholic and half Protestant.
- 20% Hinduism
- 13% Islam
- 10% no religion or another
- 16% No data
A former Dutch fort, situated on the banks of the Suriname River. Since 2004 it is a museum.
Since 2002, the historic center of Paramaribo on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. They have the aim of ensuring peace and security by promoting collaboration with several Member States. UNESCO's proposals include a list of World together.
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral is a listed building. Built entirely of wood, and therefore a problem child ?? ??. The cathedral is restored after a multifunctional. There is the grave of Peerke Donders, one by the Roman Catholic Church beatified Dutch clergyman.
There are many famous people born in Paramaribo,
Ruth Jacott, Edgar Davids, Humberto Tan and many others.
Many biologists visit the interior for studies or surveys.
Unfortunately, due to the deforestation and pollution caused by mining are threats to nature. In Suriname there is a long history in the field of nature conservation. There are several organizations working to protect nature, Stinasu, ?? s Lands Forestry and WWF-guiana ?? s.
Suriname has 11 nature reserves, one national park and four special management areas.
Beach near Galibi Here are populations of giant tortoises. The locals call them Aitkanti. This is the leatherback turtle, the most common turtle.
Colakreek: His name He owes the dark brown water, but very clean partly because it comes from the interior. Many Surinamese people come here to relax for a day.
Independence Square: The square is named after independence in 1975. The colonial buildings that are doing here reminiscent of typical Dutch cities. There are several buildings made entirely of stone. The foundations of the wooden houses are often built of the same stone.
Suriname is a beautiful country with many cultures. You will find many forms of art and there are galleries where you can admire the works of artists, buildings and monumten. A country that you must see.