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Learn more about French Guiana.
Flag of French Guiana French Guiana
Population: 191,309 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Cayenne
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An Introduction to French Guiana
First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal settlements until 1951. The European Space Agency launches its communication satellites from Kourou.

French Guiana map

Map of French Guiana ( Location ) : 4 00 N, 53 00 W, Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname. For additional reports and educational information specific to French Guiana, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The French Guianese Flag
The flag of France is used.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about French Guiana.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.25%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 73.57 yrs - Male
    • 80.38 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 51,000 (2001)

Televisions:
    • 30,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 104,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .gf

Did you know ... People from French Guiana are called French Guianese
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook