Suriname: Statistics

Economy 
Budget Expenditures $939.70 million (2010 est.)
Budget revenues $826.60 million (2010 est.)
Debt - external $504.30 million (2005 est.)
Electricity Consumption 1.463 billion kWh (2009 est.)
Electricity Exports 0 kWh (2009 est.)
Electricity Imports 0 kWh (2009 est.)
Electricity Production 1.603 billion kWh (2009 est.)
Exports $2.47 billion (2011 est.)
GDP - purchasing power parity $6.33 billion (2011 est.)
Note: data are in 2011 US dollars
GDP - real growth rate 4.2% (2011 est.)
Imports $1.68 billion (2011 est.)
Industrial production growth rate 6.5% (1994 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 17.7% (2011 est.)
Labor force 165.6 thousand (2007 )
Natural Gas Consumption 0 cu m (2009 est.)
Natural Gas Exports 0 cu m (2009 est.)
Natural Gas Imports 0 cu m (2009 est.)
Natural Gas Production 0 cu m (2009 est.)
Natural Gas Proved Reserves 0 cu m (2011 est.)
Oil Consumption 14.1 thousand bbl/day (2011 est.)
Oil Exports 3.058 thousand bbl/day (2009 est.)
Oil Imports 5.668 thousand bbl/day (2009 est.)
Oil Production 14.46 thousand bbl/day (2010 est.)
Oil Proved Reserves 72 million bbl (2012 est.)
Unemployment rate 9% (2008 )
People 
HIV/AIDS - Adult Prevalence Rate 1% (2009 est.)
Infant mortality rate 28.94 deaths per 1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Population 560,157 (2012 est.)
Population Below Poverty Line 70% (2002 est.)
Population growth rate 1.222% (2012 est.)
Total fertility rate 2.08 children per woman (2012 est.)
Ethnic Groups:
Hindustani (also known locally as "East Indians"; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%
Nationality:
noun: Surinamer(s) adjective: Surinamese
Religions:
Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
Languages:
Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
Geography 
Location:
Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Area
Total:163,820 sq. km
Land:156,000 sq. km
Water:7,820 sq. km
Coastline: 386 km
Climate:
tropical; moderated by trade winds
Terrain:
mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps
Elevation Extremes
Lowest Point:unnamed location in the coastal plain -2 m
Highest Point: Juliana Top 1,230 m
Environment - International Agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
International Organization Participation:
ACP, Caricom, FAO, G-77, IADB, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDB, IFAD, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, ITUC, LAES, MIGA, NAM, OAS, OIC, OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, PetroCaribe, UN, UNASUR, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
Technology 
Airports 47 (2012 )
Cellular Telephones 947,000 (2011 )
Highways 4,304 (2003 )
Internet Hosts 188 (2012 )
Internet Users 163,000 (2009 )
Telephones 85,500 (2011 )

Sources:

CIA World Factbook

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