Once known as Dutch Guiana, Suriname is one of South America’s smallest countries, enjoying a relatively high standard of living. A very ethnically diverse nation, most of its people are descended from African slaves and Indian and Javanese indentured laborers brought over by the Dutch to work in agriculture.

It has a hot and wet tropical climate that is considered to be a part of the Caribbean. Gold, oil and agriculture are key economic sectors. About 48% of its population considers themselves to be Christian with over 22% classifying themselves as Hindus and the rest as Muslims. Dutch is the only official language, although the most widely used vernacular is a local creole language called Sranan Tongo.

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 2.4%
Industry 22.9%
Services 70.8%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 15.8%
Basic 39.2%
Intermediate 37.0%
Advanced 8.0%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 11.6%
Basic 43.9%
Intermediate 40.0%
Advanced 4.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 15.8%
Basic 39.2%
Intermediate 37.0%
Advanced 8.0%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 16.3%
Basic 38.6%
Intermediate 36.6%
Advanced 8.5%
Level Not Stated 0%

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