Bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana, the Republic of Suriname is located in Northern South America. On November 25, 1975, Suriname received independence from the Netherlands and has recognized November 25th has a national holiday every year following. Its legal system, inspired by the Dutch, is a constitutional democracy with universal suffrage granted to all citizens over the age of 18.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Suriname, Republiek Suriname
Capitol: 
Paramaribo
Population: 
553,000
Languages: 
Dutch, English, Sranang Tongo
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
163,820
Year of UN Membership: 
1975
Year of Present State Formation: 
1975
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$5.322 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$13,170 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
4.70 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.71
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Islamic Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
CariCom: Caribbean Community
CD: Community of Democracies
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
OAS: Organization of American States
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
Petrocaribe
UNASUR: Union of South American Nations
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 320
New York, NY 10017-1822
(212) 826-0660/0661/0662/0663
(212) 980-7029
suriname@un.int

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