Suriname (SR)

A republic situated on the northeast coast of South America, bounded by Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana, with an area of 63,037 square miles (163,000 square kilometers). The population (1994) of about 423,000 consists of Creoles, Indians, Javanese, Chinese, Europeans, and American Indians. The main language is Dutch. The religion of the people reflects their origins; there are large groups of Muslims, Hindus, Protestants, and Roman Catholics. Seventh-day Adventist Statistics. The territory of Suriname constitutes the Suriname Mission, within the Caribbean Union Conference, which in turn is part of the Inter-American Division. Statistics (1993) for Suriname: churches, 9; members, 2,397; church or primary schools, 2; ordained ministers, 2; licensed ministers, 3. Suriname Mission headquarte...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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