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At a glance

  • Capital


  • Currency

    Surinamese Dollar ($, SRD)

  • Official Languages

    Dutch (official language)

  • Population Size

    632,638 (2022)

  • Ease of doing business

    Below Average

  • VAT

    8% and 10%


Suriname is a small country in South America bordered by Guyana and Brazil. The capital city is Paramaribo, where almost half of Suriname’s population reside. Bauxite, gold, oil, and agriculture are key industries for the country’s economy. Dutch is the only official language, though regional languages including Sranan Tongo and Sarnami are widely spoken.