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  • President:Dési Bouterse
  • Vice President:Ashwin Adhin
  • Capital city:Paramaribo
  • 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
  • Government
  • National statistics office
  • Population:558,368 (2016)
  • Area:156,000 (2016)
  • GDP per capita:6,484 (2016)
  • GDP, billion current US$:3.6 (2016)
  • GINI index:57.61 (1999)
  • Ease of Doing Business rank:158 (2016)