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Suriname Population 2023

Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It’s the smallest sovereign state in South America.  As per the UN World Population Prospects Report, the population of  Suriname in 2024 is 628,786 (0.63 million)

Source: UN World Population Prospects

Estimated Population of  Suriname  in 2024 – 0.63 million
 Suriname 2023 Population
Total Population628,786
SA Rank11
Urban Population65%
Land Area 156,000 sq. km (60,000 sq. mi)
Area Rank12
Pop. Density4 people/sq. km
Capital CityParamaribo

Religion in Suriname

Suriname’s religious composition is diverse, with Christianity leading at 52.3%, followed by Hinduism at 18.8% and Islam at 14.3%. Folk religions and other faiths make up 8.4%, while 6.2% are unaffiliated. This religious tapestry underscores the cultural and spiritual variety within the nation.

Folk religions5.6%
Other religions2.8%

Top Cities in Suriname

In Suriname, the population is concentrated in several key cities that serve as hubs of activity and urban life. The capital, Paramaribo, stands out as the most populous city, housing a significant portion of the country’s inhabitants. Nieuw Nickerie, located near the western border, is another prominent city, known for its economic and agricultural significance. The coastal city of Lelydorp and the historical center of Commewijne also contribute substantially to the overall urban population. These cities, with their distinct characteristics and roles, collectively represent the dynamic urban landscape of Suriname.
Rank City Population Notable Features
1 Paramaribo 223,757 Capital
2 Lelydorp 18,223
3 Nieuw Nickerie 13,143 Economic Hub
4 Moengo 7,074
5 Nieuw Amsterdam 4,935 Historical Center
6 Mariënburg 4,427
7 Wageningen 4,145
8 Albina 3,985
9 Groningen 3,216
10 Brownsweg 2,696
Suriname Population 2024 | Religion in Suriname