The Republic of Surinam, sometimes spelled Suriname, is the smallest country and sovereign state on South America's north-eastern Atlantic coast. It's under 64,000 square miles and home to a population of 576,000. It borders French Guiana (east), the Atlantic Ocean (north), Brazil (south), and Guyana (west).
Culturally, Surinam is considered Caribbean and a member of CARICOM (the Caribbean Community). Dutch is the country's official language. It's also the prevailing language of business, education, and government.
Paramaribo, Suriname's capital city, is on the north coast. Most of the country's residents frequent the city because it's where most of the excitement happens.