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 27.43 SRD and 1 USD is worth 28.28 SRD.





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, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Suriname is 20.4 Mbps and mobile is 52.69 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 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 2022, Suriname will celebrate 18 national public holidays. The next one Day of the Maroons will take place on October 10.

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

Food & Hotels

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 Radisson hotels in Paramaribo.

There are no Accor hotels in Suriname.

What fast food chains are present in Suriname?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains 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.


Today the sun in Paramaribo, rises at 6:27 AM and sets at 6:34 PM. The climate of Paramaribo may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 24.7°C (76.46°F)High: 34.1°C (93.38°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 34.1°C (93.38°F)
SaturdayOct 1Partly cloudlyLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 33.2°C (91.76°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 32.7°C (90.86°F)
MondayOct 3Rain showersLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
TuesdayOct 4ThunderstormLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 32.2°C (89.96°F)

Weather data for Paramaribo (capital city) by


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.


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


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.


What are visa requirements to enter Suriname?

Currently, citizens of 22 countries can enter Suriname without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Suriname.

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