Flag of Suriname

Suriname Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSR, SUR, 740
Official NameRepublic of Suriname
ContinentSouth America
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencySurinamese Dollar (SRD)
Calling Code+597
Member OfUnited Nations, CARICOM, UNASUR, OAS
PopulationApproximately 586,000
Total Area163,820 km²
Highest PointJuliana Top (1,230 meters, 4,035 feet)
Lowest PointNorth Atlantic Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 5,900
Life Expectancy72 years
Internet TLD.sr

Suriname National Anthem

God zij met ons Suriname (God Be With Our Suriname)

God be with our Suriname
May He elevate our lovely country
How we came here together
We are dedicated to its soil

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Suriname Flag

The national flag of Suriname was officially adopted on November 25, 1975, upon the country’s independence from the Netherlands. The flag was chosen as the result of a national competition to design a new flag.

The flag consists of five horizontal bands of green, white, red, white, and green. The red band is edged in white and is broader than the other bands. Centered on the red band is a large, yellow, five-pointed star. The green represents the country’s agricultural and natural richness, the white symbolizes peace and justice, and the red stands for the struggle for independence and the blood shed in the process. The yellow star represents a golden future and unity among the ethnically diverse population of Suriname.

The design of the flag reflects both the country’s past and its aspirations for the future. Unlike many countries, Suriname opted for a flag without any colonial symbolism, emphasizing a new era in its history.

Since its adoption, the flag of Suriname has become a symbol of national unity, pride, and independence. It is flown across the country and represents Suriname in international events. The flag is a reminder of the country’s journey to independence, its cultural diversity, and its hopes for a harmonious and prosperous future.