Flag of Suriname (GIF)

The Suriname flag consists of five horizontal bands of different heights: green, white, red, white, and green, respectively, from top to bottom. There's a big, yellow, five-pointed star centered on the red band. The star represents the unity of all ethnic groups. The color red means progress and love. The color green expresses hope and fertility. And the white color symbolizes peace and justice. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on November 25, 1975.

The ship in the shield in its coat of arms symbolizes the history of slavery in Suriname, the people shipped from Africa, and the country's participation in international trade. The royal palm represents the country's rainforest and agribusiness, while the diamond represents the mining industry. Its shield is represented by two Arawak Indians, representing the unity of the indigenous people.

The Suriname flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a sovereign state on the northeast Atlantic coast of South America. Its capital is Paramaribo, and its population is about 573,000.

The waving flag of Suriname with its coat of arms (unofficial)

The coat of arms of Suriname on a waving white flag

The waving vertical flag of Suriname (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:Paramaribo (pop. 224,000)
Other major cities:Lelydorp (18,000)
Nieuw Nickerie (13,000)
Official languages:Dutch
Region:South America
Ethnic groups:27.4% Indian
21.7% Maroon
15.7% Creole
13.7% Javanese
13.4% Mixed
3.8% Indigenous Amerindian
1.5% Chinese
1% European
1.8% Others
Religion:48.4% Christian
22.3% Hindu
13.9% Muslim
4.7% Other
7.5% None
3.2% Not stated
Area:163,821 km²
(63,252 sq mi)
Currency:Surinamese dollar

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Suriname (Dutch: Vlag en wapen van Suriname), GIF

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