Suriname Population: 584,842

Suriname is a delightful coastal country that is located in the Northeast Atlantic coast of South America. Like other Latin American countries, this country has a huge diversity and wonderful features that amaze everyone. The country is officially recorded as the Republic of Suriname. This country was a Dutch colonial county in the 17th century. Later on, in 1954, the country became one of the constituent countries under the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This amazing country is a perfect combination of natural beauty and historical essence. The Latin American country holds the 90th position in terms of the area across the whole world.

Largest cities by population in Suriname

Paramaribo is the largest among all the cities, and it’s the capital city of this country. The county also has other large cities. Some of the renowned cities are- Acaribo, Apetina, Cottica, Pokigron, Djumu, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Paramaribo 223,757
Lelydorp 18,223

Suriname Population history

The country has a population of 575990 people, and the country holds the 166th position among the countries in the population list of the world.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 586,632 0.90% 5,260 -1,000 29 2.43 4 65.10% 382,175 0.01% 7,794,798,739 171
2019 581,372 0.93% 5,382 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.20% 378,783 0.01% 7,713,468,100 171
2018 575,990 0.96% 5,494 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.20% 375,417 0.01% 7,631,091,040 170
2017 570,496 0.99% 5,608 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.20% 372,076 0.01% 7,547,858,925 170
2016 564,888 1.03% 5,745 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.30% 368,745 0.01% 7,464,022,049 170
2015 559,143 1.11% 6,002 -1,000 27.9 2.56 4 65.40% 365,427 0.01% 7,379,797,139 170
2010 529,131 1.16% 5,933 -1,297 26.7 2.67 3 66.00% 349,037 0.01% 6,956,823,603 168
2005 499,464 1.18% 5,703 -1,825 25.5 2.83 3 66.60% 332,708 0.01% 6,541,907,027 167
2000 470,949 1.28% 5,820 -2,038 24.8 2.96 3 66.60% 313,876 0.01% 6,143,493,823 167
1995 441,851 1.75% 7,337 -1,039 23.6 3.19 3 66.40% 293,195 0.01% 5,744,212,979 167
1990 405,168 1.91% 7,306 -969 22.6 3.36 3 66.10% 267,733 0.01% 5,327,231,061 167
1985 368,638 0.50% 1,824 -6,354 21.4 3.7 2 65.80% 242,695 0.01% 4,870,921,740 165
1980 359,519 0.02% 59 -8,070 18.9 4.2 2 65.50% 235,660 0.01% 4,458,003,514 164
1975 359,226 -0.48% -1,741 -11,364 16.1 5.29 2 54.30% 194,923 0.01% 4,079,480,606 161
1970 367,931 2.27% 7,799 -2,772 15.9 5.95 2 46.40% 170,592 0.01% 3,700,437,046 160
1965 328,936 2.70% 8,213 -2,210 16.2 6.56 2 47.50% 156,305 0.01% 3,339,583,597 161
1960 287,871 2.94% 7,774 -1,083 16.7 6.56 2 47.60% 137,039 0.01% 3,034,949,748 161
1955 249,000 2.98% 6,800 -685 19 6.56 2 47.30% 117,726 0.01% 2,773,019,936 161

Suriname Population forecast

Suriname had a good increase rate of population from the last few years. The country has a growth rate of .90%, and the country is supposed to reach a population of 617560 people within the next few years. This can happen if the population growth rate remains the same.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 586,632 0.96% 5,498 -1,000 29 2.43 4 65.10% 382,175 0.01% 7,794,798,739 171
2025 611,191 0.82% 4,912 -1,000 30.2 2.43 4 65.40% 399,428 0.01% 8,184,437,460 171
2030 632,401 0.68% 4,242 -1,000 31.5 2.43 4 65.90% 417,001 0.01% 8,548,487,400 170
2035 649,996 0.55% 3,519 -1,000 32.7 2.43 4 66.90% 434,693 0.01% 8,887,524,213 170
2040 663,767 0.42% 2,754 -1,000 33.9 2.43 4 68.10% 452,153 0.01% 9,198,847,240 170
2045 673,764 0.30% 1,999 -1,000 35.1 2.43 4 69.40% 467,461 0.01% 9,481,803,274 170
2050 680,241 0.19% 1,295 36.3 2.43 4 70.60% 480,037 0.01% 9,735,033,990 170

Suriname demographics

Demographics is an interesting part of the case of Suriname. The strange is that the maximum percentage of the population are Indians. 27.4% of the entire population is Indian, 21.1% are Maroons, 13.9% are Javanese, 15.7% are Creole-Mulattos, 13.3% are mixed, and there are Europeans and Chinese also. They are minorities.

Dutch is the registered official language of this country. People also speak in other languages in this country. Those languages include- Sranan Tango, Kwinti, English, Portuguese, Chinese, French, etc.

Suriname religion and politics

Suriname is similar to the other Latin American countries in terms of religion. Christianity is the mainly followed religion of this country. 48% of the population observes this religion. 22% are Hindus, 13.9% are Muslims, 1.8% follow Winti, and the rest don’t believe in any religion.

The country is a unitary republic, and it has a presidential system in the case of administration. The president is the head of the government, and he’s also the administrator of the country.

Suriname economy

Suriname produces around 4 billion dollars every year as GDP. The economy of this country is on the way to progress.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%