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Suriname is a very interesting country and I'm going to be telling you about all of it's many wonders.

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Lanterns For A Holiday Called Diwali, That Takes Place In Suriname on Thursday, October 19

The Suriname Flag was adopted on November 25, 1975, upon the independence of Suriname. The star represents the unity of all ethnic groups, the red stripe stands for progress and love, the green for hope and fertility, and the white bands for peace and justice.


By: Maddie Luciano

Suriname

A Festival In Progress In Suriname

Where Suriname Is Located In South America. Suriname became a country on December 15, 1954.

Capital City: Paramaribo


Population: 565,086


The size in area: 63,252


Absolute location: 4 North 56 West


Style of government: Liberal Democracy, Dési Bouterse makes their laws, The President is 

elected by the National Assembly. The 

National Assembly has 51 members who each are elected 

every five years.



The white house of Suriname. This is where Dési Bouterse, the current president of Suriname lives.


Basic Information

This picture represents that there are 51 members in the National Assembly of Suriname.

Suriname Landforms

 The Suriname River is about 480 km long and flows through the country Suriname. The Suriname river empties into the Atlantic Ocean just north of Paramaribo, the capital. 

Tropical Rainforests

There have been new species of animals discovered in the tropical rainforests of Suriname as recently as 2007. There were 467 species identified in the rain forest of Suriname by scientists on an expedition; and 24 of those 467 are thought to be new species.

Suriname River

The small mountain ranges including Tafelberg cover roughly ¾ of the Suriname.Tafelberg, the mountain in the picture is 1026 m. Tafelberg Mountain is about 260 million years old. Thats older than the Andes, Alps, Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas!

Tafelberg 

This graph is showing how many rainy days in Suriname there is in each month.

Suriname has a tropical climate. The populated area in the north has four seasons: a minor rainy season from early December to early February, a slight dry season from early February to late April, a major rainy season from late April to mid-August, and a major dry season from mid-August to early December.

Climate

This graph shows what the maximum and minimum temperatures in Suriname are in each month.

Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue = The Neveh Shalom synagogue is a two story building and at the time of its inauguration was one of the largest and most impressive buildings in Paramaribo. 

Human Made Features 

Saint Peter and Paul cathedral, = Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is a wooden Roman Catholic cathedral located in the center of the capital city of Paramaribo, Suriname. It is the biggest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere

Suriname City Mosque, = Built in the 1980s to replace an earlier wooden structure, Suriname City Mosque is known for its central dome, rectangular shape, and four towering minarets. The Mosque is located in Paramaribo and is the largest in the Caribbean!

This is Alumina, A plentiful amount of it is found in Suriname.

Platinum is used extensively for jewellery. It is also found in Suriname but there is not much of it.

Natural Resources

Copper is found in Suriname but only in a limited amount.

White fused alumina

Bauxite is the principal ore of aluminum and a it is being mined constantly in Suriname.

Industries in Suriname

Lumber is used for many things in Suriname to name a few, Furniture,baskets, planters and deck tiles.

 In Suriname gold is being mined for many reasons. Having the ability to be amazingly shaped and sculpted gives good reason to be in high demand.The yellow metal also conducts electricity and does not tarnish. These qualities make it the metal of choice for a wide variety of industries.

Sugarcane is grown along the banks of rivers in Suriname and then harvested to make the fine sweet sugar we all know today.

Citrus fruits are also grown in Suriname.The plants in the rutaceae family produce citrus fruits, including beneficial crops like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomelo and limes.

Rice is grown in Suriname and  it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population. While the rice grows, the paddies are repeatedly flooded to 1/3 of the rice stalk height to prevent weeds from growing and drained when fertilizer is going to be sprayed.

Agriculture 

A food routinely eaten in Suriname.

Holidays

Surinamese share some of our holidays including New Year's Day and Labour day. But considering the differences they have two days of Christmas and a couple more holidays a lot of us probably couldn't think of.

Culture

Food

Like Nasi goreng – fried rice – bami is fried with garlic, onion, spices, soya sauce, chopped Madame Jeanette peppers, and vegetables like cabbage. It is generally served with a piece of chicken and slices of tomato and cucumber

Surinamese culture is very diverse and varied, and has strong Asian, African and European influences.