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Suriname Population

Suriname is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America, borders French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, Brazil to the south and Atlantic Ocean to the north. Suriname was a dutch colony, gained independence from the Netherlands in 1975. Suriname population in 2022 is estimated to be 597,234, covers country area of 163,821 sq km (63,252 sq mi), ranks nintieth country by area and the one-hundred-sixty-ninth most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Paramaribo and other popular cities are Lelydorp and Nieuw Nickerie. Country code is SUR, Population of Suriname in 2021 is estimated as 591,940. Life expectancy of Suriname is 68.50 years for male and 74.63 years for female.

Suriname is a tropical country and popular for rainforests, having extensive tree cover in the region and vital to mitigate climate change. Suriname official language is Dutch, Other spoken languages are Javanese, Hindi and English.

Below table is the population of Suriname from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
1960287,870
1965328,939
1970367,926
1975359,234
1980359,531
1985368,636
1990405,169
1995441,851
2000470,944
2005499,461
2010529,126
2015559,136
2020586,634

Suriname population in 1960 is 287,870, by 1970 the population is increased by 80,056 totaling to 367,926, by 1980 the population is increased to 359,531, and by 1990 the total increase of 405,169 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 405,169. From 1990 to 2000, population increased by 65,775 to 470,944, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Suriname increase by 58,182 with a change of 12.35 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 57,508 with a change of 10.87 percent and make up to 586,634.

Source : worldbank

Suriname is divided into 10 districts:

DistrictCapitalArea (sq km)Population (2012 census)
SurinameParamaribo163,820541,638
NickerieNieuw-Nickerie5,35334,233
CoronieTotness3,9023,391
SaramaccaGroningen3,63617,480
WanicaLelydorp443118,222
ParamariboParamaribo182240,924
CommewijneNieuw-Amsterdam2,35331,420
MarowijneAlbina4,62718,294
ParaOnverwacht5,39324,700
Sipaliwininone130,56737,065
BrokopondoBrokopondo7,36415,909

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