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Basic information about Guyane
French Guiana (pronounced /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ or /ɡiːˈænə/, French: Guyane française; [ɡɥijan fʁɑ̃sɛz]), officially called Guiana (French: Guyane), is an overseas department and region of France, located on the north Atlantic coast of South America in the Guyanas. It borders Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. Its 83,534 km2 (32,253 sq mi) area has a very low population density of only 3 inhabitants per km2, with half of its 250,109 inhabitants in 2013 living in the metropolitan area of Cayenne, its capital. By land area, it is the second largest region of France and the largest outermost region within the European Union. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was colonised by Frenchmen and other Europeans, who introduced African slaves and later Asian labourers and Hmong refugees from Laos. The official language is French, while each ethnic community has its own language, of which French Guianese Creole is the most widely spoken. Part of France since 1946, Guiana joined the European Union, and its official currency is the euro. The region is the most prosperous territory in South America with the highest GDP per capita. A large part of Guiana's economy derives from the presence of the Guiana Space Centre, now the European Space Agency's primary launch site near the equator.
Cities, towns & villages in Guyane
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Montsinéry-Tonnegrande is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. is to the south-west of Cayenne. It contains an Amazon zoo and various walking trails. The town was formerly host to an internment camp for Indochinese prisoners in the 1930s. The commune was previously known as but on 27 March 1969 the name was officially changed into Show Montsinéry-Tonnegrandeon the map
Rémire-MontjolyRemire-Montjoly (often unofficially spelled Rémire-Montjoly) is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. Remire-Montjoly is a suburb of Cayenne, the préfecture and largest city of French Guiana. It is located to the south-east of Cayenne. Residential districts spread along some of the best beaches in the Cayenne area. Show Rémire-Montjolyon the map
RéginaRégina is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. With a land area of 12,130 km2 (4,680 sq mi), it is the second-largest commune of France. Régina lies on the Approuague River. In former times it was a gold mining centre. The Les Nourages Nature Reserve is located near the town. Show Réginaon the map
CayenneCayenne (/keɪˈɛn/; French pronunciation: ​[kajɛn]) is the capital city of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. The city stands on a former island at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the Atlantic coast. The city's motto is \"fert aurum industria\" which means \"work brings wealth\". At the 2012 census, there were 121,308 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Cayenne (as defined by INSEE), 55,198 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Cayenne proper. Show Cayenneon the map
CacaoCacao is a town in French Guiana, lying on the Comté river to the south of Cayenne. Most of the town's population are Hmong farmers, refugees from Laos who were resettled in French Guiana in the 1970s. There is a Sunday morning market at which Hmong weaving, embroidery and food can be purchased. The main hotel in Cacao is L'Auberge des Orpailleurs with minimum accommodation. Show Cacaoon the map
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. is one of the two sub-prefectures of French Guiana and the seat of the Arrondissement of It is the second most populous city of French Guiana, with 40,462 inhabitants at the Jan. 2011 census. Show Saint-Laurent-du-Maronion the map
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Awala-YalimapoAwala-Yalimapo is a commune on the north coast of French Guiana, close to the border with Suriname. The seat of the commune is the settlement of Awala where the town hall is located. Other settlements in the commune are: Yalimapo, Ayawande, and Piliwa. All of them are Kali'na Amerindian villages. Show Awala-Yalimapoon the map
JavouheyJavouhey is a town in northwest French Guiana. Most of the population are Hmong refugees now settled in French Guiana. There is a market open on Sundays. Javouhey is the second Hmong settlement village in French Guiana, with the largest Hmong population at around 1200, in the commune of Mana. Show Javouheyon the map
MaripasoulaMaripasoula is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. With a land area of 18,360 km2 (7,090 sq mi), Maripasoula is the largest commune of France, and is recognized as the fourteenth largest city in the world by surface area. Show Maripasoulaon the map
Guisan BourgGuisanbourg is an uninhabited town in the commune of Régina, north-east French Guiana, lying on the Approuague river. The Les Nourages Nature Reserve is located near to the town. A road from nearby Régina to St-Georges de l’Oyapock is currently under construction. Show Guisan Bourgon the map
Saint-ÉlieSaint-Élie is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. It was formerly capital of the Inini territory. Show Saint-Élieon the map
Grand-SantiGrand-Santi is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. Show Grand-Santion the map
CamopiCamopi is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. Show Camopion the map
KormontiboCormontibo (Cormotibo, Kormotibo) is a town in western French Guiana, close to the border with Suriname. Show Kormontiboon the map
ApatouApatou is a commune in French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France in South America. Show Apatouon the map
Paul IsnardPaul Isnard is a town in French Guiana, it is part of the municipality of Show Paul Isnardon the map
TonnégrandeTonnégrande is a town in French Guiana. It is part of the commune of Show Tonnégrandeon the map
FarnousFarnous is a small town in French Guiana. It has a population of about 886 people. Show Farnouson the map
AkouménaïAkouménaye is a town in southeast French Guiana, close to the border with Brazil. Show Akouménaïon the map
DélicesDélices is a village in French Guiana, in the commune of Show Déliceson the map
AlikotoAlicoto is a town in southeast French Guiana, close to the border with Brazil. Show Alikotoon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Guyane
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Saint-GeorgesSaint-Georges (sometimes unofficially called is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. It lies on the Oyapock River (which forms the border with Brazil), opposite the Brazilian town of Oiapoque. The town contains a town hall, a French Foreign Legion detachment and some hotels (the main ones being Le Tamarin, Coz Calè and the Chez Modestine).Show on map
GuyaneFrench Guiana (pronounced /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ or /ɡiːˈænə/, French: Guyane française; French pronunciation: ​[ɡɥijan fʁɑ̃sɛz]), officially called Guiana (French: Guyane), is an overseas department and region of France, located on the north Atlantic coast of South America in the Guyanas. It borders Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. Its 83,534 km2 (32,253 sq mi) area has a very low population density of only 3 inhabitants per km2, with half of its 244,118 inhabitants in 2013 living in the metropolitan area of Cayenne, its capital. By land area, it is the second largest region of France and the largest outermost region within the European Union.Show on map
SinnamarySinnamary is a town and commune on the coast of French Guiana, between Kourou and Iracoubo. Sinnamary was the second French settlement to be founded in French Guiana: the town was founded in 1664. It lies on the Sinnamary River. The town contains an Indonesian community, as well as a Galibi Amerindian community. Both communities produce artwork and jewellery that can be purchased. The main hotel in Sinnamary is the Hôtel du Fleuve.Show on map
PapaichtonPapaïchton (the official spelling is Papaichton, but the spelling with a trema is the most frequent) is a commune in the overseas region and department of French Guiana. The village lies on the shores of the Maroni River, which used to be the only way to access the village. The village which is the seat of the commune was named in honour of the president Pompidou. Papaïchton is home to some of the Aluku people and the seat of their granman.Show on map
SaülSaül is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. It is very remote, surrounded by dense rainforest and, because there are no roads to the town, can only be reached by airplane. The principal activities in the town are gold mining and trekking through the many rainforest trails. There is a tourist camp (Larozaly) and hotel (Les Eaux Claires) in the town.Show on map
MatouryMatoury is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. Matoury is a southern suburb of Cayenne, the préfecture and largest city of French Guiana. Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport, the main international airport of French Guiana, is located in the commune of Matoury. Air Guyane Express has its head office on the grounds of the airport.Show on map
ManaMana is a commune and town in French Guiana. It was founded in 1828 by Anne-Marie Javouhey. It borders the Mana river, whence it gets its name; and is nearby the Maroni River. Mana is the primary producer of rice in French Guiana, which it exports to Suriname. On 1 January 1989, about 3% of the territory of Mana was detached and became the commune of Awala-Yalimapo.Show on map
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Awala-YalimapoAwala-Yalimapo is a commune on the north coast of French Guiana, close to the border with Suriname. The seat of the commune is the settlement of Awala where the town hall is located. Other settlements in the commune are: Yalimapo, Ayawande, and Piliwa. All of them are Kali'na Amerindian villages.Show on map
OuanaryOuanary is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. Ouanary lies on the mouth of the Oiapoque river. The settlement of Ouanary is accessible only by boat, helicopter, or light aircraft at Ouanary Airport, a 750 metres (2,460 ft) dirt runway.Show on map
IracouboIracoubo is a commune on the coast of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.Show on map
Grand-SantiGrand-Santi is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.Show on map
CamopiCamopi is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.Show on map
RouraRoura is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.Show on map
ApatouApatou is a commune in French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France in South America.Show on map
Different buildings in Guyane
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Centre Spatial GuyanaisThe Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) is a French and European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport as it fulfills the two major geographical requirements of such a site:Show on map
Cayenne-RochambeauCayenne – Félix Eboué Airport (French: Aéroport de Cayenne – Félix Eboué) (IATA: CAY, ICAO: SOCA) is French Guiana's main international airport. It is located in the commune of Matoury, 13 km (8 mi) southwest of French Guiana's capital city of Cayenne. Its management is provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of French Guyana. Air Guyane Express has its head office on the airport property.Show on map
Stade de BaduelStade de Baduel is a multi-use stadium in Cayenne, French Guiana. It is currently used mostly for football of the French Guiana football team matches. The stadium has a capacity of 7000 places; it has natural turf and a synthetic 400m track. The central area of the stadium, named \"la caquette\", was renovated in 2012. The stadium is also used for cultural events such as le Kayenn jazz festival.Show on map
Maripasoula AirportMaripasoula Airport (IATA: MPY, ICAO: SOOA) is an airport located 3.5 km (1.9 NM) north of Maripasoula, a commune in the arrondissement of in French Guiana. It is near the Lawa River, which forms the border between French Guiana and Suriname.Show on map
Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock AirportAirport (IATA: OYP, ICAO: SOOG) is an airport serving Saint-Georges (also known as in French Guiana. Saint-Georges lies on the Oyapock River, which forms the border between French Guiana and Brazil. The Saint Georges non-directional beacon (Ident: GOP) is located on the field.Show on map
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni AirportAirport (IATA: LDX, ICAO: SOOM) is an airport serving a commune of French Guiana. The city is on the Maroni River, the border with Suriname. The St Laurent Du Maroni non-directional beacon (Ident: CW) is located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the field.Show on map
Grand-Santi AirportGrand-Santi Airport (IATA: GSI, ICAO: SOGS) is an airport serving Grand-Santi, a commune of French Guiana.Show on map
Régina AirportRégina Airport (IATA: REI, ICAO: SOOR) is an airport serving Régina, a commune of French Guiana.Show on map
Saül AirportSaül Airport (IATA: XAU, ICAO: SOOS) is an airport serving Saül, a commune of French Guiana.Show on map
Gare TigreGare Tigre is a village in French Guiana, in the commune of Saint-Élie.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Guyane
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Île Saint-JosephÎle Saint-Joseph (Saint Joseph Island) is the southernmost island of the three Iles du Salut in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of French Guiana. Twenty hectares in size, it is the middle in size. During the period when the islands were used as a penal colony, the island was reserved for solitary confinement. At an elevation of 30 meters, it is also the lowest island of the group. Most of the island is covered with dense vegetation.Show on map
Pointe BéhagueThe Pointe Béhague or Pointe Coumarouman or even Ponta de Cumarumã (in Portuguese) is a cape in north-east French Guiana, lying between the mouths of Approuague and Oiapoque rivers. In 1992, it was chosen for location of the fictitious city (and nation) of Porto Claro.Show on map
Montagne d’ArgentThe Montagne d'Argent or Monte Prata (meaning silver mountain) is a hill in north-east French Guiana, next to Pointe Béhague, on the estuary of Oyapock River.Show on map