República de Surinam



According to the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in Belgium, the national flag represents the unity of all ethnic groups, progress and love, hope and family, and peace and justice. It has five horizontal divisions. The third section has a yellow five pointed star in the center.

  • The green symbolizes the fertility of Suriname with its many possibilities. It also represents the hopeful expectation, the new Suriname.
  • The white symbolizes righteousness and freedom.
  • The red symbolizes progressiveness, the unending efforts of the nation to continue to work with the deed for the renewal of man and society.
  • The yellow star symbolizes the sacrificial consensus and focus on the golden future.


According to the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in Belgium, «the Coat of Arms represents the past, the present and the future of Suriname. The motto is ‘Justitia Pietas Fides’, which means Justice, Faith and Loyalty. The shield is vertically divided in two. At the left of the shield there’s a sailing boat which symbolizes the history of Suriname. The palm tree at the right part of the shield stands for the present as well as the future. The diamond shaped heart shield bearing a golden star symbolizes the future and hope. The shield is being held by our first peoples, the indigenous.»


According to the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in Belgium, «the National Anthem «God zij met ons Suriname» has 2 verses, the first in Dutch and the second in Sranan Tongo»

Letra y música.

God zij met ons Suriname,
Hij verheff’ons heerlijk land,
Hoe wij hier ook samen kwamen,
Aan zijn grond zijn wij verpand,
Werkend houden w’in gedachten,
Recht en waarheid maken vrij,
Al wat goed is te betrachten,
Dat geeft aan ons land waardij.

Opo kondreman un’ opo!
Sranangron e kari un,
Wans’ ope tata komopo,
Wi mu’ seti kondre bun,
Strey de f’ strey,
Wi no sa frede,
Gado de wi fesiman,
Eri libi te na dede,
Wi sa feti gi Sranan

Una versión del himno de la República de Surinam puede escucharse aquí.


Currently the OICP doesn’t have access to any legislation or code about the national order of precedence in the Republic of Suriname. We apologize for this inconvenience.