Where Is Suriname and What
Is It Known For?
Suriname or Surinam, officially the Republic of Suriname, is a country in northern South America. Suriname is situated between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast.
Its geographical size is just under 165,000 km2 (64,000 sq mi), and it has an estimated population of approximately 470,000, most of whom live on the country's north coast, where the capital Paramaribo is located. In terms of area, Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America.
Suriname consists of a swampy coastal plain, central plateaus, and highlands in the south. The climate is tropical, and rainforest covers much of the land. Bauxite mining is the main industry, and aluminium are the chief exports, with shrimps, rice, bananas and timber also exported. The main trading partners are Netherlands, Norway and the USA.