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Suriname
Capital:
Paramaribo
Population:
436,935 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to rule through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1989, the military overthrew the civilian government, but a democratically-elected government returned to power in 1991.
Government type:
constitutional democracy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $1.752 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
20,000 (2002)
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