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163.820 km2




National Flower
Popokai Tongo (Heliconia psittacorum)

National Animal
Lesser kiskadee (Pitangus lictor)

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Suriname, formally known as the Republic of Suriname (Dutch: Republiek Suriname), is a nation on the northeastern Atlantic shore of South America. It is circumscribed by the Atlantic Ocean toward the north, French Guiana toward the east, Guyana toward the west and Brazil toward the south. At just shy of 165,000 square kilometers (64,000 square miles), it is the littlest sovereign state in South America. Suriname was for some time possessed by different indigenous individuals before being attacked and challenged by European forces from the sixteenth century, inevitably going under Dutch standard in the late seventeenth century. Amid the Dutch pilgrim time frame, it was essentially a manor economy reliant on African slaves and, following the annulment of subjection, contracted hirelings from Asia. In 1954, Suriname ended up one of the constituent nations of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On 25 November 1975, the nation of Suriname left the Kingdom of the Netherlands to turn into an autonomous state, regardless keeping up close financial, conciliatory, and social connections to its previous colonizer.

Coat of Arms

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Suriname Map

163.820 km2 (90th)


Suriname Capital


Paramaribo is the capital and biggest city of Suriname, situated on the banks of the Suriname River in the Paramaribo District. The name Paramaribo is most likely a debasement of the name of an Indian town, Parmirbo. This was the area of the primary Dutch settlement, an exchanging post built up by Nicolaes Baliestel and Dirck Claeszoon van Sanen in 1613. English and French brokers additionally endeavored to set up settlements in Suriname, including a French post built up in 1644 close present-day Paramaribo.


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National Flower of Suriname

Suriname National Flower

Popokai Tongo (Heliconia psittacorum)

Heliconia psittacorum is an enduring herb local to the Caribbean and South America. It is viewed as local to French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. It is allegedly naturalized in Gambia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Lesser Antilles. Usually developed as a tropical elaborate plant in locales outside its local range.

National Animal of Suriname

Suriname National Animal

Lesser kiskadee (Pitangus lictor)

The lesser kiskadee (Philohydor lictor) is a types of passerine winged animal in the family Tyrannidae. It is the main species in the sort Philohydor. It is found in Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Guatemala, and Venezuela. Its regular territories are subtropical or tropical soggy shrubland and marshes. The lesser kiskadee is 15– 18 cm (5.9– 7.1 in) long and weighs around 25 g (0.88 oz). It lives in eastern Panama and all through the northern pieces of South America, for the most part close water.




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