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Suriname

Suriname Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly larger than Georgia 2013
Area > Land 161,470 sq km 2008 90th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 339.23 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 8th out of 224
Area > Total 163,820 sq km 2013 93th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 2,331 2011 19th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,331 2008 19th out of 169
Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds 2013
Coastline 386 km 2014 122nd out of 242
Geographic coordinates 4 00 N, 56 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 156,000 sq km 2008 88th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 63,037 square miles 2013 49th out of 86
Location Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana 2013
Natural resources timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 163,270 km² 2005 91st out of 204
Terrain mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Suriname Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Suriname/Geography

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Suriname Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3