Overview - Suriname

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Capital:Paramaribo
Area:163,270 km²
Population:439,117 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Dutch (official), English, Sranang Tongo, Hindustani, Javanese.
Religion(s):Hindu - 27.4%, Protestant - 25.2%, Roman Catholic - 22.8%, Muslim - 19.6%, indigenous beliefs - 5%.
Ethnic Group(s):Hindustani - 37%, Creole - 31%, Javanese - 15%, Maroon - 10%, Amerindian - 2%, Chinese - 2%, White - 1%, others - 1.1%.