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Education in Suriname

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.

Education in Suriname

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

INDEPENDENCE: 1975

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

POPULATION

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.

 
 
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