The Suriname Flag

Suriname Flag
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The Suriname flag ratio is 2:3 and the colors are red, white, green, and yellow. It consists of five horizontal stripes. A star is featured in the middle (inside of the red band).

The Suriname flag was officially adopted on November 25, 1975, when the nation gained independence from the Netherlands. The red stands for love and progress. The green stands for fertility and hope. The white stands for justice and peace. The star symbolizes unity between the ethnicities.

From 1959–1975, the nation had a different flag that contained five stars. The Suriname flag was white and had white, black, brown, red, and yellow stars connected in an oval. Each represented the different ethnic groups.

The capital in the country is Paramaribo, which also happens to be the largest city. The Suriname flag belongs to a country whose national motto is “Justice - Duty - Loyalty”. The national anthem is title “God be with us Suriname”.

Some interesting facts about Suriname:

religion: Hindu 27.5%, Protestants 25.1%, Roman Catholicism 22.9%, Islam 19.5%, native belief systems 5%
language: Dutch, English, Sranang Tongo, Javanese, Caribbean Hindustani
population: 476,105

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