The smallest country in Southern America
, Suriname is in between Guyana
, French Guyana
. To the north, the country opens out on to the Atlantic Ocean. Independent since 1975, the former Dutch Guiana official language is still Dutch. Those who travel to Surinam will meet Amerindian, African, Hindu and European descendants living in this territory which with time has become an epitome of cultural syncretism. As for nature, tortoises offer a wonderful show of the accomplishment of their lives. Further south, dense tropical forests
cover the entire country.