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Suriname- the Little United Nations

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

By: Prisca Liliane

Formerly known as Dutch Guiana, Suriname is a diverse and culturally exquisite island located in South America. Originally a plantation colony of the Netherlands, Suriname gained its independence on November 25, 1975.

 
 

While Suriname is South America's smallest country, one cannot deny the natural beauty of the land and the people that inhabit there. The people are descendants of escaped African slaves, Dutch and British colonialists, Indian, Indonesian and Chinese indentured laborers or indigenous Amerindians.

 
 

"Red stands for progress and love. Green symbolizes hope and fertility. White signifies peace, justice, and freedom. The star represents the unity of all ethnic groups; from its yellow light the nation draws strength to bear sacrifices patiently while working toward a golden future."- Cia Factbook

 
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