Suriname - education
The public education system consists of a free and compulsory six-year
primary school for 6-12-year-olds. Then follows the choice between a three-year
line divided into a technical and a service branch and a four-year academic line
with a technical and a business-oriented branch.
Higher education takes place at the University of Paramaribo as well as at
other higher education institutions. approximately 7% of the adult population
is illiterate (1995).
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OFFICIAL NAME: Suriname Republic
CAPITAL CITY: Paramaribo
POPULATION: 573,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 163,820 km²
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): Dutch, sranan (Creole-English), Hindi, Javanese, others
RELIGION: Hindus 27%, Protestants (especially the Brethren) 25%, Catholics 23%, Muslims
20%, indigenous religions 5%
COIN: surinam golden
CURRENCY CODE: SRG
ENGLISH NAME: Suriname
POPULATION COMPOSITION: Indians 37%, Creoles 31%, Javanese 15%, Maroons 10%, Indians 2%, Chinese 2%,
whites 1%, others 2%
GDP PER residents: $ 8853 (2011)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 69 years, women 74 years (2014)
INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, HDI: 0.705
INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, POSITION: 100
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .sr
Suriname, formerly Dutch Guiana, Republic of northern South
America. The country became independent in 1975. Suriname is one of the world's
largest producers of bauxite for aluminum production, and this company dominates
the country's economy.
Suriname - music
The variegated ethnic composition of the population is reflected in the
music. Afro-Caribbean music is most widespread, in addition to Javanese, Indian,
Native American and African music in traditional forms, among others. in
connection with religious ceremonies. In addition, a host of mixed forms have
emerged, including a special jazz tradition; Among other things, there is a
Surinamese big band that mainly plays in the Netherlands.