from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian
government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a
socialist republic. It continued to rule through a succession of
nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international
pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1989, the military
overthrew the civilian government, but a democratically-elected
government returned to power in 1991.
roots of Republic of Suriname was relied on the Arowak tribe was
inhabited from about 3000 B.C. . Suriname, located on the northeastern
coast of South America, was settled by the Dutch and the British in the
early 1600s. The first English settlers had taken place in the
Suriname's history. After the peace treaty of Breda in 1667, it changed
hand and Suriname became the Dutch colony. That status continued
virtually unchanged (except for brief interludes of British control)
until independence, which was achieved in 1975.
abolishment of slave trade in Suriname was realized by the English in
1808 that was improved the position of the Surinamese slaves. Although
on July 1, 1863 the Dutch were the last Europeans to abolish slavery,
the Surinamese slaves were not completely free from 1863.
became independent on November 25, 1975 and the Netherlands agreed to
support the young country for ten years with a total amount of four
billion guilders. However, the cooperation between Suriname and The
Netherlands collapsed when 15 political opponents were killed by the
army on December 8, 1982.
the first half of the 20th century the exploration of other natural
resources of Suriname started. Gaining rubber, gold and bauxite became
important for the economy of Suriname. Aluminium, made from bauxite,
was very important for constructing airplanes.
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Mar 25* - Holi Phagwa; Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
Jul 1 - Abolition of Slavery Day
Nov 14-16* - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Nov 25 - Independence Day
Dec 25-26 - Christmas
These festivals' dates (*) given above are approximations which are
subject to change every new year. Besides, Chinese, Jewish and Indian
businesses will be closed for their own religious holidays.
Country Code: 597
Outgoing International Code: 00
There are no area codes
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Suriname's Business Outlook
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