Suriname Overview Nations // South America

OVERVIEW Suriname (known as Dutch Guiana until 1975) is a small nation on the north coast of South America that sits to the east of Guyana and to the west of French Guiana. It is bordered by Brazil to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. Approximately a third of the population emigrated to the Netherlands when Suriname became independent in 1975. Suriname's primary security objectives are maintaining territorial integrity amid competing claims with Guyana and preserving...


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