|Languages||Dutch (official), Surinamese (lingua franca), English widely spoken|
|Religions||Protestant 25.2%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Hindu 27.4%, Islam 19.6%, Indigenous about 5%|
|Ethnicity||East Indians, also known locally as Hindustanis (their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed European and African ancestry) 31%, Javanese 15.3%, "Bush Negroes," also known as Maroons (their ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves) 10.3%, Amerindian 2.6%, Chinese 1.7%, Europeans 1%, other 1.1%|
|Population||470,784 (July 2007 est.)|
|Currency||Surinam Dollar (SRD)|
ICVolunteers-Switzerland is the Swiss branch of ICVolunteers. Historically, the Swiss office is the cradle of the whole organization. ICVolunteers has local presence in a growing number of countries, including Suriname.
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:22:59 GMT
Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an update on Bermuda's involvement with Exercise Tradewinds in the House of Assembly. Minister Caines ...More...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Suriname community uses new open-source app to preserve storytelling traditions Intercontinental Cry
The Matawai of Suriname, a community that once felt forgotten by the rest of the world, is breaking ground by using a new open-source geostorytelling app to ...More...
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT
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