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Suriname is a country with a rich Dutch Heritage.

Suriname, a former Dutch Colony, is a country in the continent of South America. Suriname is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the west, French Guiana to the east and Brazil to the south.

The population of Suriname comprises of East Indians immigrants who were employed by the Dutch during colonial days. There is also a minority Chinese, White, Indigenous, African and mixed-ethnicity population. The population of Suriname is approximately 600,000.

The area of Suriname is 64,000 square miles, and it is the smallest country in South America.

The official language of Suriname is Dutch, however English is taught widely in schools and is widely understood and spoken in Suriname. In addition to this, most Surinamese are multilingual.

Suriname shares a somewhat friendly relationship with Guyana except for the year 2000 oil dispute where gunboats from the Suriname military drove away a Canadian Oil Company exploring for oil on Guyana’s behalf. Even though a tourist visa is required to enter both Suriname and Guyana, travel between citizens of the two countries is very much unhindered with an “official” backtrack route where Surinamese and Guyanese travel free of immigration restrictions.

Suriname may also be considered a Caribbean Country because of its culturally and economic ties with the Caribbean and the fact that is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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