Total area: 163,821 km2
Population: 500,050(2010 estimate)
Currency: Surinamese dollar (SRD)
Official language(s): Dutch
Governement: Constitutional democracy
Internet TLD: .sr
Calling code: 597
Suriname is situated in the northern part of South America and it is the smallest sovereign country on the continent. It shares borders with Guyana to the west, Brazil to the south, French Guiana to the east and Atlantic Ocean to the north.
Suriname is famous for its varied topography, from flat and serene coast to the vast savannas and the Amazon jungle. Suriname also offers diversity of ethnic groups, cultures, languages, traditions and culinary diversity, but the country is most popular for the hospitality of population.
The must-see places here are: Albina, Brownsberg Park, Paramaribo -the capital city, Central Suriname Nature Reserve and Galibi, Mount Kasikasima, Nieuw Nickerie, Onafhankelijkheidsplein(Independence Square), Surinaams Museum, Nature Reserves Raleighvallen and Tafelberg, Palumeu - Amerindian village. Dry seasons are the best time to travel in Suriname: February-April and August-December.
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