Is Suriname a poor country?

Is Suriname rich country?

Suriname ranks seventeenth among the world’s richest countries in development potential. At the same time, the vast majority of the population live under the poverty line, and economic inequality almost doubled over the last 30 years.

How wealthy is Suriname?

$3.427 billion (nominal, 2018 est.) $8.930 billion (PPP, 2018 est.)

Do they speak English in Suriname?

Dutch may be the official language of Suriname,1 but most Surinamese speak Sranan, an English-based creole, which has been influenced by Dutch and Portuguese along with some West African languages.

Is Suriname a Hindu country?

Hinduism is the second-largest religion in Suriname. According to ARDA, there are 129,440 Hindus in Suriname as of 2015, constituting 23.15% of the population.


Ethnic group Percent of Ethnic group practising Hinduism
Afro-Surinamese 0.5%
Javanese 1.2%
Indigenous people 0.04%
Creole 0.017%

What nationality is Surinamese?


Republic of Suriname Republiek Suriname (Dutch)
Lingua franca Sranan Tongo
Other languages show 13 languages
Ethnic groups (2012) 27.4% Indian 21.7% Maroon-Bushinengue 15.7% Creole 13.7% Javanese 13.4% Multiracial 3.8% Indigenous 1.5% Chinese 0.3% White 1.9% Others

What are some problems in Suriname?

The current economic situation of Suriname is characterized by a high level of public debt, fluctuating exchange rates for foreign currencies, a shortage of available foreign currency, and a lack of public trust in financial institutions (with far-reaching implications for other infrastructure).

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Is Suriname developed or developing country?

The former Dutch colony remains one of South America’s least developed countries.