Suriname is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, and Brazil to the south. Suriname was formerly known as Nederlands Guyana, Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana.
One of the smallest sovereign countries in South America, Suriname is largely a Dutch colony, and is home to a large variety of mountains, forests and reserves. With majority of its landscape covered by rainforest, Suriname boasts of a great diversity in flora and fauna. Tropical rainforest make up around 80 percent of the landscape of Suriname. The capital of Suriname, Paramaribo, is the largest city of Suriname.