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Suriname People 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Suriname People 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 22, 2010

Population:
481,267 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 27.1% (male 66,603/female 64,035)
15-64 years: 66.6% (male 159,525/female 160,871)
65 years and over: 6.3% (male 13,004/female 17,229) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 27.9 years
male: 27.5 years
female: 28.3 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.103% (2009 est.)

Birth rate:
16.8 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate:
5.51 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

Net migration rate:
-0.26 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 75% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 1% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 18.81 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.21 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.18 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 73.73 years
male: 71 years
female: 76.65 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.99 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
2.4% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
6,800 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 500 (2003 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: dengue fever, Mayaro virus, and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Surinamer(s)
adjective: Surinamese

Ethnic groups:
Hindustani (also known locally as "East Indians"; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%

Religions:
Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%

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

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 92%
female: 87.2% (2004 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 13 years (2002)

Education expenditures:
NA


NOTE: The information regarding Suriname on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Suriname People 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Suriname People 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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