Suriname

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Suriname on World Map

Continent – South America

Region – N/A

Size – 163,820km²

Geography – rolling hills with coastal plain

Language –  Dutch, English, Surinamese

Religion -Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.8% other 4.8%

Monetary Unit -Surinamese dollar

Natural Resources – timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold

Agriculture – rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts, beef, chickens, shrimp, forest products

Industry – bauxite and gold mining, alumina production, oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing

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Neighbouring Countries – Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil

Population –  579,633 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.08%

Average Life Expectancy71.97 years

Capital City – Paramaribo (234,000)

Highest Mountain Juliana Top (1,230 m)

Longest River – Courantyne River (724 km)

Climate -tropical, hot all year 23°C – 33°C

Yearly Rainfall – 220cm (approx)

Plant Life – rainforest trees, water lilies, orchids, hibiscus, bougainvillea, oleander

Animal Life – tortoise, iguana, caiman, snakes, blue poison dart frog, giant armadillo, capybara, anteater, wild boar, spider monkey, howler monkey, tapir, ocelot

Bird Life– egret, toucan, hummingbird, macaw, humming bird, Ibis

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). Suriname. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/suriname.htm. Last accessed Thursday, July 21, 2016

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