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Praying for Suriname

Ruler: President Desi Bouterse

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PRAYER:

Movements uniting Christians in prayer and action have grown in number as the Surinamese Church grows in strength and stability. Bless the partnerships that emerge across denominational and agency lines. ​

Politics

Racial diversity makes for parties shaped along ethnic lines, which usually leads to awkward and ineffective coalitions. ​

Capital Paramaribo
Ruler President Desi Bouterse
Population 524,345
Peoples Asians 47%, Surinamese Creole 19%
Literacy 88%
Language Dutch
Economy Bauxite, oil, timber, marine and agricultural
HDI 97th
Debt 25%
Income $5,504
Religion Christian 50%, Hindu 22 %