National Symbols of Suriname

Suriname is a country in South America. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo.

The official language is Sranan and the Suriname Dollar is the currency of the Suriname. The domain is .sr and the country code is +597.

National day is celebrated on 25 Nov 1975. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Suriname is no exception.

In Suriname, Cricket is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Surinamese people. Kasiri is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Suriname. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Trefossa represent a national Surinamese symbol.

The country was founded by Johan Ferrier. The current president of Suriname is Chandrikapersad "Chan" Santokhi.

In Suriname the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C, F . The standard voltage is 127 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

The Surinamese national anthem was written by Cornelis Atses Hoekstra, Henry de Ziel and composed by Johannes Corstianus de Puy.

Country information

Former name(s) Dutch Guiana
Official name(s) Republic of Suriname
Alternative name(s) Republic of Suriname (official, English)
Regional location Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Country name etymology The name Suriname may derive from a Taino (Arawak-speaking) indigenous people called Surinen.
Climate Tropical; moderated by trade winds
Terrain Mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps
Population 586,632
National Day 25 Nov 1975
Language(s) Sranan
Religion Christian, Hindu, & Muslim
Country code +597
Literacy rate 92.9%
Currency Suriname Dollar
Capital city Paramaribo
Domain(TLD) .sr
Ethnicity Indian, Maroon-Bushinengue, Creole-Mulatto
Head of government President
Nationality Surinamese
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 163,821 km2 (63,252 sq mi)
Timezone UTC-3 (SRT)
Average elevation 246 m (807 ft)
Coastline 386 Km
Mains electricity 127 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Suriname

Flag map of Suriname

Motto of Suriname

Justitia, pietas, fides - "Justice, piety, loyalty"

National animal of Suriname

The National animal of Suriname is Lesser Kiskadee

National Animal of Suriname - Lesser Kiskadee

National flower of Suriname

The National flower of Suriname is Faya lobi. Botanical name is Ixori coccinea.

National flower of Suriname - Faya lobi

National bird of Suriname

The National bird of Suriname is Lesser kiskadee

National bird of Suriname - Lesser kiskadee

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Surinamese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You have two ears, but you never hear words twice.

You don’t need to open your mouth at noon to cough in the evening.

If you like okra, you will have to like the seeds as well.

If a person shave you with a razor, do not shave him with broken glass.

A dog with many masters, dies of starvation.

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