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French Guiana Country Guide

Explore French Guiana in South America

French Guiana with the capital city Cayenne is located in South America . It covers some 91,000 square kilometres with 195,506 citizens.

Interactive map of French Guiana

The terrain features . The average density of population is approximately 2 per km². The notable climate conditions in French Guiana can be described as . Potential natural disasters are .

To reach someone in French Guiana dial +594 prior to a number. There are 0 installed telephones. And there are 0 registered mobile phones. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900/1800 MHz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".gf". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 220V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of French Guiana

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National administrative regions of French Guiana

Geography Quick-Facts

SummaryContinent: South America
Neighbours: Suriname, Brazil
Capital: Cayenne
Size91,000 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 35,135 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
CurrencyName Euro, Currency Code:EUR
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD).gf
Telephone Country Prefix+594
Mobile Phone Connections0
Landline Phone Connections0

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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