Quick Answer: Was Suriname a German colony?

Why did Suriname leave the Netherlands?

Moving towards independence

When the Den Uyl cabinet took office in May 1973, it declared that it wanted the Caribbean countries within the Kingdom to become independent during its term in office.

Is Suriname a Hindu country?

Hinduism is the second-largest religion in Suriname. According to the 2012 census of Suriname, Hindus constitute 22.3% of the population. Suriname has the second largest percentage of Hindus in the Western Hemisphere, after Guyana (24.8%).


Ethnic group Percent of Ethnic group practising Hinduism
Maroon 0.007%

Is Suriname still a Dutch colony?

(Except for the years 1799–1802 and 1804–15, when it was under British rule, Suriname remained under Dutch rule until its independence in 1975.) Suriname developed into a flourishing plantation colony after Dutch planters, driven out of Brazil from the mid-17th century, settled in the area.

How were slaves treated in Suriname?

The slaves outnumbered the Europeans at the plantations. They were not treated very well: in the Caribbean region Suriname had a bad name with respect to slave treatment. Many slaves fled into the jungle. These refugees were named Maroons.

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