ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Suriname

Capital: Paramaribo
World Bank Region: Latin America & Caribbean
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
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Land area (km2): 156,000 (2007)
 
Population (people): 500,953 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 3.21 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 1.0% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 69 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 24 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $12,533.85 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 5.1% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Bigi Pan 13651 13651 1506 Not Reported
Boven-Coesewijne 19574 19574 274 IV
Brownsberg 279 279 144 II
Central Suriname 303888 303888 11591 II
Central Suriname Nature Reserve 220298 220298 16164 Not Assigned
Copi 12188 12188 282 IV
Coppename Monding 281 281 263 IV
Coppenamemonding 68202 68202 174 Not Reported
Kaboeri Kreek 12193 12193 745 Not Reported
Nani 12194 12194 426 Not Reported
Noord Coronie 303890 303890 590 VI
Noord Saramacca 303892 303892 1537 VI
North Commewijne - Marowijne 303889 303889 1999 Not Reported
Peruvia 12186 12186 330 IV
Sipaliwini 276 276 1008 IV
Wane Kreek 12189 12189 523 IV
Wia-Wia 280 280 481 IV
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves 2.89 54.77 63.32 10.33 8.93
Guianan freshwater swamp forests 5.27 7.9 7.9 100.0 100.0
Guianan Highlands moist forests 1.47 25.9 70.84 1.47 0.54
Guianan moist forests 89.69 12.78 33.85 27.5 10.38
Guianan savanna 0.37 99.59 50.82 0.52 1.02
Pantepui 0.22 100.0 81.66 0.63 0.77
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests 0.09 79.27 67.1 0.03 0.03
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