|Suriname is an independent country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by French Guiana, Guyana and Brazil. It is the only sovereign state in the Americas to speak Dutch. Due to its proximity to the equator, the climate is very hot and humid all year long. This climate makes excellent growing conditions and Suriname is known for its many national parks including the Central Suriname Nature Reserve which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its biodiversity and forests.