Republic of Suriname / Republiek Suriname
Suriname is in Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana .
former: Netherlands Guiana, Dutch Guiana
Clock showing the local time right now in Paramaribo (Suriname)
Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic.
It continued to rule through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1990, the military overthrew the civilian government, but a democratically elected government returned to power in 1991.
Geographic coordinates: 4 00 N, 56 00 W
border countries: Brazil 597 km, French Guiana 510 km, Guyana 600 km
Capital of Suriname: Paramaribo
Administrative divisions: 10 districts (distrikten, singular - distrikt); Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica
Independence: 25 November 1975 (from Netherlands)
National holiday: Independence Day, 25 November (1975)
What is the International Telephone Dialling Code for Suriname ?
The International Dialling Code for Suriname is 597.
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