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    Suriname People - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/suriname/suriname_people.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      436,935 (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 30.2% (male 67,588; female 64,223)
      15-64 years: 63.7% (male 142,656; female 135,819)
      65 years and over: 6.1% (male 11,914; female 14,735) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 25.8 years
      male: 25.4 years
      female: 26.3 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      0.31% (2004 est.)

      Birth rate:
      18.87 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Death rate:
      6.99 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      -8.81 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 24.15 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 19.85 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 28.24 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 69.1 years
      male: 66.77 years
      female: 71.55 years (2004 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      2.37 children born/woman (2004 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      1.2% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      3,700 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      330 (2001 est.)

      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%, Muslim 19.6%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), 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), Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 93%
      male: 95%
      female: 91% (1995 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Suriname on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Suriname People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Suriname People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.



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