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Suriname - People (Facts)
Population: 470,784 (July 2007 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 28% (male 67,088/female 64,949)
15-64 years: 65.7% (male 154,148/female 155,345)
65 years and over: 6.2% (male 12,726/female 16,528) (2007 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.103% (2007 est.)
Birth rate: 17.31 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death rate: 5.5 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.033 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.992 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.988 male(s)/female (2007 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 20.11 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 23.73 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 16.25 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.23 years
male: 70.52 years
female: 76.12 years (2007 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.03 children born/woman (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.7% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 5,200 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 500 (2003 est.)
Nationality: noun: Surinamer(s)
adjective: Surinamese
Ethnic groups: Hindustani (also known locally as 'East Indians'; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, 'Maroons' (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%
Religions: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
Languages: Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 92%
female: 87.2% (2004 census)


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People
Government
Economy
Communications
Transportation
Military
Climate
Current Time
Ranking Positions


Notes and Commentary
People
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Government and Political Conditions
Historical Highlights
Foreign Relations
Relations with U.S.





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