Pray for: Suriname

Flag for Suriname

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Paramaribo
Population: 628,785
% Urban: 66.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 26.9 %
Official Language: Dutch. Trade language Sranan Tongo (a Dutch Creole)
Languages: 20
Literacy Rate: 96 %
Life Expectancy: 70.3 yrs (158/236)
HDI Ranking: 99 / 189
% Christian: 49.6 %
% Evangelical: 13.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 49.6 %
People Groups: 24
Least Reached People Groups: 2
% Unevangelized: 16 %


Title: Suriname

Tier: 1

Type: country

Suriname faced confusion in the years after independence. Many people lost their way with morals and ethics. Race and religion still divide people, and this blocks political and social progress for the nation. Powerful crime rings traffic drugs and smuggle gold, and they appear unstoppable. Pray for godly leadership for this young nation.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.