Suriname flag information
Description flag of Suriname
five horizontal bands of green (top, double width), white red (quadruple width), white and green (double width); there is a large, yellow five-pointed star centered in the red band
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Official country name
Republic of Suriname
Republiek Suriname (long)
Netherlands Guiana, Dutch Guiana
Surinamer(s) (noun) Suriname (adjective)
Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
475,996 ranked 172, (data 2008)
smallest independent country on South American continent; mostly tropical rain forest; great diversity of flora and fauna that, for the most part, is increasingly threatened by new development; relatively small population, mostly along the coast. The lowest point is unnamed location in the coastal plain -2 m.
Coastline 386 km.
1,703km, Brazil 593 km, French Guiana 510 km, Guyana 600 km.
10 districts (distrikten, singular - distrikt); Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica
25 November 1975 (from the Netherlands)