Suriname: Statistics

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
Energy 
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.)
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.)
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 )
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

Sources:

CIA World Factbook

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