Suriname

Republic of Suriname / Republiek Suriname

former: Netherlands Guiana, Dutch Guiana

Suriname is in Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean,between French Guiana and Guyana .

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Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975.  Five years later thecivilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared asocialist republic.

It continued to rule through a succession of nominally civilian administrationsuntil 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In1990, the military overthrew the civilian government, but a democraticallyelected 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 internationaldialling code for Suriname is597.

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