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Republic of the Suriname

Location and Geography

Suriname, formerly known as Dutch Guiana, is one of the smallest countries in South America and the only Latin American country whose official language is Dutch. Suriname lies on South America’s North-east coast and is bordered by Brazil in the South, French Guiana in the East and Guyana in the West. Suriname’s coastal area is flat. The major rivers flow to the North towards the Atlantic. Large rivers and streams bisect the country from the South to the North and provide major transportation routes between the coast and the inland. Suriname lies outside the hurricane and earthquake area. Forests and woodlands take up a large portion of the country which has a tropical rainforest climate, hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures inland are not moderated by coastal breezes and are slightly higher. Seasons are distinguished only by more or less rain.