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1.   Area:  163,784 sq km

2.   Population: 470,784 (July 2007 est.)

3.   Capital: Paramaribo

4.   Language: Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese

6.  Date of OAS membership: 1977

 

 

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Updated: 14 May 2008


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