Suriname

Capital Paramaribo

Population 541,638

Area 163,820 km2

Key facts

Suriname is a country located in South America. There are 3 countries (Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana) that Suriname shares its borders with. The official language of Suriname is Dutch.

The national currency in Suriname is Surinamese dollar (SRD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 34.68 SRD and 1 USD is worth 32.31 SRD.

Surinamer
Banknotes

$1$2½$5$10$20$50$100

Surinamer
Coins

151025100250

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Suriname is 22.05 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Suriname has more ATMs.45.79 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Suriname. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 127 V, 60 Hz  Type F 127 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Suriname will celebrate 18 national public holidays.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2022 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
January 6, 2022 Three Kings DayThree Kings Day
January 16, 2022Moving holiday World Religion DayWorld Religion Day
February 1, 2022Moving holiday Chinese New YearChinese New Year
February 25, 2022 Day of the RevolutionDay of the Revolution
April 15, 2022Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
April 17, 2022Moving holiday Easter SundayEaster Sunday
May 1, 2022 Labour DayLabour Day
May 26, 2022Moving holiday Ascension DayAscension Day
June 5, 2022 Indian Arrival DayIndian Arrival Day
July 1, 2022 Keti KotiKeti Koti
August 8, 2022 Javanese Arrival DayJavanese Arrival Day
August 9, 2022 Indigenous People’s DayIndigenous People’s Day
October 10, 2022 Day of the MaroonsDay of the Maroons
October 20, 2022 Chinese Arrival dayChinese Arrival day
November 25, 2022 Independence DayIndependence Day
December 25, 2022 Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2022 Boxing DayBoxing Day

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Suriname?

There are no Mariott hotels in Suriname.

There are no Hilton hotels in Suriname.

There are no IHG hotels in Suriname.

There are no Best Western hotels in Suriname.

There are no Radisson hotels in Suriname.

There are no Accor hotels in Suriname.

What fast food chains are present in Suriname?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Suriname.

The KFC chain operates in Suriname.

The Burger King chain operates in Suriname.

The Subway chain operates in Suriname.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Suriname.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Suriname.

Weather

What is the weather like in Paramaribo?

Today the sun in Paramaribo, rises at 6:56 AM and sets at 6:53 PM. The climate of Paramaribo may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9Rain showersLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 27.1°C (80.78°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 27.5°C (81.5°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 24.5°C (76.1°F)High: 28.6°C (83.48°F)
MondayFeb 13Rain showersLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
TuesdayFeb 14OvercastLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)

Weather data for Paramaribo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Suriname.

Car Rental Hertz is available, but Avis , Sixt are not present in Suriname.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Suriname traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  503.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 15.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Suriname

115 Police
115 Ambulance
115 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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