Suriname Country in South America information and photo #Suriname – Suriname flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. It’s defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial-era architecture and a melting-pot culture. On its Atlantic coast is the capital, Paramaribo, where palm gardens grow near Fort Zeelandia, a 17th-century trading post. Paramaribo is also home to Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, a towering wood cathedral consecrated in 1885.
Population: 539,276 (2013) World Bank
Currency: Surinamese dollar
Official language: Dutch
Neighboring countries: Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil