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About Suriname

Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname is a country in the northeast of South America. The country was previously a Dutch Colony

The economy of the country is Mining and Petroleum Products. Agriculture forms the secondary economy in the country.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital CityParamaribo
Government Typerepresentative democratic assembly-independent republic
Official LanguagesDutch
CurrencySurinamese dollar, SRD
Phone Code +597
Important CitiesAbenaston, Albina, Alliance, Anapaike, Apetina, Apoera, Aurora, Batavia, Benzdorp, Bitagron, Boskamp, Botopasi, Brokopondo, Brownsweg, Corneliskondre, Cottica
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-25)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking162
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Bauxite,Gold mining,
Major ExportsNatural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Cereals, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Ships, boats and floating structures, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Miscellaneous chemical products, Plastics and articles thereof, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions , Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts
Major ImportsCommodities not elsewhere specified, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment , Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Plastics and articles thereof, Articles of iron or steel, Miscellaneous chemical products, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions
Major Imports from IndiaWood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Aluminium and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Lead and articles thereof, Zinc and articles thereof, Articles of iron or steel, Copper and articles thereof, Nickel and articles thereof, Miscellaneous articles of base metal
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Suriname totaled US$228.49 million in 2014–15. The main commodities exported from India to Suriname are boilers, machinery, iron and steel, electrical machinery and equipment, sound recorders, pharmaceutical products, textiles, vehicles, coffee, tea and spices, rubber, paper, tobacco, organic chemicals, furniture, carpets, ceramic products, footwear and printed books. The main commodities exported from Suriname to India are wood, aluminum and electrical machinery.
Bordering NationsFrench Guiana, Brazil, Guyana
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( Dutch Language Union), ( Union of South American Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mahender Singh Kanyal
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
239 Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat, Post Box No. 1329, Paramaribo, Suriname
Email:
Phone: 597 498344, 531448, 531449
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mrs Aashna Wandani Radha Kanhai
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
A15/27, Ground Floor Vasant Vihar New Delhi - 110057 India
Email: amb.india@foreignaffairs.gov.sr
Phone: (+91) 11 - 2615 0153 / 4

 

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