Flag of Suriname

Flag of Suriname

The flag of Suriname, which has been adopted in 1975, consists of five horizontal stripes from the top in green, white, red, white and green colors. In the red field, a yellow five-pointed star is placed. Suriname has been under the British and Dutch dominion and it did not gain independence from the Dutch until 1975. Suriname is due to high level of emigration and immigration very multicultural country and the yellow star stands for the unity of all these groups. Green color on the flag represents fertility of the landscape, opportunities and hope for new and better Surinam, white color symbolizes justice and freedom and the red color should symbolize love.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes SR, SUR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Suriname
Capital city Paramaribo
Continent South America
Member of United Nations, Organization of American States, Union of South American Nations, Caribbean Community, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 581 372 (2019)
Total area 163 820 km2
Highest point Juliana Top (1 230 m, 4 035 ft)
Lowest point North Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 6 234 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Surinamese dollar ($, SRD)
Calling code +597
Internet TLD .sr

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