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Encyclopedia > French Guiana
Région Guyane
Flag of Guyane
Region flag Region logo
Location
Map of France highlighting the Region of Guyane
Administration
Capital Cayenne
Regional President Antoine Karam
(PSG) (since 1992)
Departments Guyane
Arrondissements 2
Cantons 19
Communes 22
Statistics
Land area1 83,534 km²
Population (Ranked 26th)
 - January 1, 2007 est. 209,000
 - March 8, 1999 census 157,213
 - Density (2007) 2.5/km²
1 French Land Register data, which exclude lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq. mi. or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers
France

French Guiana (French: Guyane française, officially Guyane) is an overseas department (French: département d'outre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the northern coast of South America. Like the other DOMs, French Guiana is also an overseas region of France, one of the 26 regions of France. It is an integral part of France, and its currency is the euro.[1] Not to be confused with French Guiana. ... GUF could refer to: French Guyana Gulfport (Amtrak station), Mississippi, United States; Amtrak station code GUF Jack Edwards Airport, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States; IATA airport code GUF Gruppo Universitario Fascista, an Italian political party Category: ... Image File history File links GuyaneFlag. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 285 × 340 pixelsFull resolution (285 × 340 pixel, file size: 7 KB, MIME type: image/png) (source image was already tagged public domain. ... Regional flag. ... Image File history File links Location-Guyane-France. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... In France, the president of the regional council (French: Président du conseil régional) is the elected official who heads the conseil régional of a région, a state-level territory. ... Antoine Karam (b. ... The Guianese Socialist Party (French: Parti socialiste guyanais, or PSG) is a political party in the French overseas région of French Guiana, in South America. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... // The following are ranked lists of French régions. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Overseas region (French: Région doutre-mer), is a recent designation given to the overseas departments which have similar powers to those of the regions of metropolitan France. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of French Guiana

French Guiana was originally inhabited by a number of indigenous American peoples. Settled by the French during the 17th century, it was the site of penal settlements from 1852 until 1951, which were known in the English-speaking world as Devil's Island. A border dispute with Brazil arose in the late nineteenth century over a vast area of jungle, leading to the short-lived pro-French independent state of Counani in the disputed territory and some fighting between settlers, before the dispute was resolved largely in favour of Brazil by the arbitration of the Swiss government. In 1946, French Guiana became an overseas department of France. The 1970s saw the settlement of Hmong refugees from Laos. A movement for increased autonomy from France gained momentum in the 1970s and 1980s. Protests by those calling for more autonomy have become increasingly vocal; demonstrations in 1996, 1997 and 2000 all ended in violence. // Pre-colonial French Guiana was originally inhabited by a number of Native American peoples, among them the Carib, Arawak, Emerillon, Galibi, Palikour, Wayampi (also known as Oyampi) and Wayana. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... A penis colony is a colony used to detain prisoners and generally use them for penal labor in an economically underdeveloped part of the states (usually colonial) territories, and on a far larger scale than a prison farm. ... For other uses, see Devils Island. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Language(s) Hmong/Mong Religion(s) Shamanism, Buddhism, Christianity, others The terms Hmong (pronounced ) and Mong () both refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Politics

French Guiana, as part of France, is part of the European Union, the largest part in area outside Europe, with one of the longest EU external boundaries. Along with the Spanish enclaves in Africa of Ceuta and Melilla, it is one of only three European Union territories outside Europe that is not an island. Its head of state is the President of the French Republic, who appoints a Prefect (resident at the Prefecture building in Cayenne) as his representative. There are two legislative bodies: the 19-member General Council and the 34-member Regional Council, both elected. Country name: conventional long form: Departement of Guiana conventional short form: French Guiana local long form: none local short form: Guyane Data code: FG Dependency status: overseas departement of France Government type: NA Capital: Cayenne Administrative divisions: none (overseas department of France) Independence: none (overseas department of France) National holiday... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Capital Ceuta City Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked  28 km²   Population  â€“ Total (2006)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked  75,861    2,709. ... Capital Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked  20 km²   Population  â€“ Total (2006)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked  66,871    3,343. ... For the comedy film of the same name, see Head of State (film). ... This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. ... Uniforme hat of a French préfet A prefect (French: préfet) in France is the States representative in a department or region. ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ...


French Guiana sends two deputies to the French National Assembly, one representing the commune (municipality) of Cayenne and the commune of Macouria, and the other representing the rest of French Guiana. This latter constituency is the largest in the French Republic by land area. French Guiana also sends one senator to the French Senate. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly (French: ) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... Macouria is a town in French Guiana. ... The Senate (in French : le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ...


French Guiana has traditionally been conservative, though the socialist party has been increasingly successful in recent years. Though many would like to see more autonomy for the region, support for complete independence is very low.[citation needed]


A chronic issue affecting French Guiana is the influx of illegal immigrants and clandestine gold prospectors from Brazil and Suriname. The border between the department and Suriname is formed by the Maroni River, which flows through rain forest and is difficult for the Gendarmerie and the French Foreign Legion to patrol. The border line with Suriname is disputed. Gold pan Gold prospecting is the act of going equipped to find gold in rocks or in stream beds with a view to exploiting that discovery. ... The Maroni or Marowijne River is a river that originates in the Tumuc-Humac Mountains, it forms the (disputed) border between French Guiana and Suriname. ... French Gendarmes, in the traditional kepi, guarding the Paris Hall of Justice See gendarmerie for similar forces in other countries. ... Legionnaire redirects here. ...


Administrative divisions

French Guiana is divided into 2 departmental arrondissements, 19 cantons (not shown here), and 22 communes: The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ...

Arrondissement of
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
Arrondissement of
Cayenne
  1. Awala-Yalimapo
  2. Mana
  3. Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
  4. Apatou
  5. Grand-Santi
  6. Papaïchton
  7. Saül
  8. Maripasoula
  1. Camopi
  2. Saint-Georges
  3. Ouanary
  4. Régina
  5. Roura
  6. Saint-Élie
  7. Iracoubo
  8. Sinnamary
  9. Kourou
  10. Macouria
  11. Montsinéry-Tonnegrande
  12. Matoury
  13. Cayenne
  14. Remire-Montjoly

See also: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni is an arrondissement of France, located in the Guyane département, in the Guyane région. ... The arrondissement of Cayenne is an arrondissement of France, located in the Guyane département, of the Guyane région. ... Awala-Yalimapo is an Amerindian village and a commune on the north coast of French Guiana, close to the border with Suriname. ... Mana is a commune and town in French Guiana. ... Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni is a commune of the Guyane département doutre-mer of France. ... Apatou is a town in French Guiana. ... Grand Santi is a town in French Guiana. ... Papaïchton (the official spelling is Papaichton, but the spelling with a trema is the most frequent) is a French commune in the overseas department of French Guiana. ... Saül is a town and commune in central French Guiana. ... Maripasoula is a town in French Guiana. ... Camopi is an inhabited place in French Guiana. ... Saint-Georges (sometimes unofficially called Saint-Georges-de-lOyapock) is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas département of France located in South America. ... Ouanary is a town in north-east French Guiana lying exactly on the mouth of Oiapoque river, in the Saint-Georges commune. ... Régina is a town and commune in north-east French Guiana, lying on the Approuague river. ... Roura is a town in French Guiana. ... Saint-Élie is a town in French Guiana, formerly capital of the Inini territory. ... Iracoubo is a town and commune on the coast of French Guiana, between Sinnamary and Organado. ... Sinnamary is a town and commune on the coast of French Guiana, between Kourou and Iracoubo. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Macouria is a town in French Guiana. ... Montsinéry-Tonnegrande is a town in French Guiana located to the south of Cayenne. ... Matoury is a town in French Guiana. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... Remire-Montjoly is a neighboring town to Cayenne, in French Guiana. ...

The 2 arrondissements of the Guyane department are: Arrondissement of Cayenne, (prefecture of the Guyane department: Cayenne) with 16 cantons and 14 communes. ... The following is a list of the 19 cantons of the French Guiana department, an overseas department of France, sorted by arrondissement: Approuague-Kaw Cayenne 1st Canton Nord-Ouest Cayenne 2nd Canton Nord-Est Cayenne 3rd Canton Sud-Ouest Cayenne 4th Canton Centre Cayenne 5th Canton Sud Cayenne 6th Canton... The following is a list of the 22 communes of the Guyane overseas département of France. ...

Geography

Though sharing cultural affinities with the French-speaking territories of the Caribbean, French Guiana cannot be considered to be part of that geographic region, with the Caribbean Sea actually being located several hundred kilometres to the west, beyond the arc of the Lesser Antilles. Image File history File links French_Guiana_CIA.gif Summary Map of French Guiana taken from the CIA World Factbook web site on December 22, 2005. ... Geography of French Guiana. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Location of the Lesser Antilles (green) in relation to the rest of the Caribbean Islands of the Lesser Antilles The Lesser Antilles, also known as the Caribbees,[1] are part of the Antilles, which together with the Bahamas and Greater Antilles form the West Indies. ...


French Guiana consists of two main geographical regions: a coastal strip where the majority of the people live, and dense, near-inaccessible rainforest which gradually rises to the modest peaks of the Tumac-Humac mountains along the Brazilian frontier. French Guiana's highest peak is Bellevue de l'Inini (851 m). Other mountains include Mont Machalou (782 m), Pic Coudreau (711 m) and Mont St Marcel (635 m), Mont Favard (200 m) and Montagne du Mahury (156 m). Several small islands are found off the coast, the three Iles du Salut Salvation Islands which includes Devil's Island and the isolated Ile de Connetable bird sanctuary further along the coast towards Brazil. The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ... Bellevue de lInini is the highest peak in French Guyana. ... The Iles du Salut (in English: Salvation Islands) are a group of small islands off the coast of French Guiana (north of Kourou) in the Atlantic Ocean. ... For other uses, see Devils Island. ... Ile de Connetable (Constable Island) is an island within French Guiana that was claimed under the Guano Islands Act of 1856 for the United States of America. ...


The Barrage de Petit-Saut hydroelectric dam in the north of French Guiana forms an artificial lake and provides hydroelectricity. There are many rivers in French Guiana. Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower. ...


Economy

French Guiana is heavily dependent on France for subsidies and goods. The main industries are fishing (accounting for three-quarters of foreign exports), gold mining and timber. In addition, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou accounts for 25% of the GDP and employs about 1700 people. There is very little manufacturing, and agriculture is largely undeveloped. Tourism, especially eco-tourism, is growing. Unemployment is a major problem, running at about 20% to 30%. Economy - overview: The economy is tied closely to that of France through subsidies and imports. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... The now-decommissioned Ariane 4 launch site The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais or CSG) is a French spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Ecotourism essentially means ecological tourism, where ecological has both environmental and social connotations. ...


In 2006 the GDP per capita of French Guiana at real exchange rates, not at PPP, was 13,800 euros (US$17,336),[2] which was 48% of Metropolitan France's average GDP per capita that year.[3] Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a calculation method in national accounting (see Measures of national income and output) is defined as the total value of final goods and services produced within a countrys borders in a year, regardless of ownership. ... PPP of GDP for the countries of the world (2003). ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Metropolitan France Metropolitan France (French: or la Métropole) is the part of France located in Europe, including Corsica (French: Corse). ...


Transportation

French Guiana's main international airport is Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport, located in the commune of Matoury, a southern suburb of Cayenne. There is one flight a day to Paris (Orly Airport), and one flight a day arriving from Paris. The flight time from Cayenne to Paris is 8 hours and 25 minutes, and from Paris to Cayenne it is 9 hours and 10 minutes. There are also flights to Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port-au-Prince, Miami, Macapá, Belém, and Fortaleza. Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport (IATA: CAY, ICAO: SOCA) is an airport in Cayenne, French Guiana. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... Matoury is a town in French Guiana. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Diagram of Orly airport Orly Airport (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO) is an airport located in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, south of Paris, France ( ). It has flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. ... Fort-de-France is the capital of Frances Caribbean département doutre-mer of Martinique. ... Pointe-à-Pitre is the main town of the French Caribbean island and French département doutre-mer of Guadeloupe, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Categories: Caribbean geography stubs | Capitals in North America | Haiti ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Macapá Country Region State Amapá Founded 9 February 1758 Government  - Mayor João HenriquePT Area  - City 6. ... Nickname: Local da cidade de Belém, no estado do Pará State Pará County Belém Government  - Mayor Duciomar Gomes da Costa Area  - City 1,070 km²  (413. ... For the fortress and governors mansion in Puerto Rico, see La Fortaleza. ...


French Guiana's main seaport is the port of Dégrad des Cannes, located on the estuary of the Mahury River, in the commune of Remire-Montjoly, a south-eastern suburb of Cayenne. Almost all of French Guiana's imports and exports pass through the port of Dégrad des Cannes. Built in 1969, it replaced the old harbour of Cayenne which was congested and couldn't cope with modern traffic. For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Remire-Montjoly is a neighboring town to Cayenne, in French Guiana. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


An asphalted road from Régina to Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock (a town by the Brazilian border) was opened in 2004, completing the road from Cayenne to the Brazilian border. It is now possible to drive on a fully paved road from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni on the Surinamese border to Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock on the Brazilian border. Following an international treaty between France and Brazil signed in July 2005, a bridge over the Oyapock River (marking the border with Brazil) is currently being built and is due to open in 2010. This bridge will be the first land crossing ever opened between France and Brazil, and indeed between French Guiana and the rest of the world (there exists no other bridge crossing the Oyapock River, and no bridge crossing the Maroni River marking the border with Suriname - there is a ferry crossing to Albina, Suriname.). When the bridge is opened, it will be possible to drive uninterrupted from Cayenne to Macapá, the capital of the state of Amapá in Brazil. For a pedestrian path situated alongside a road, see sidewalk. ... Régina is a town and commune in north-east French Guiana, lying on the Approuague river. ... Saint-Georges (sometimes unofficially called Saint-Georges-de-lOyapock) is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas département of France located in South America. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni is a commune of the Guyane département doutre-mer of France. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oyapock River (Rio Oiapoque) is a river in French Guiana forming the border between French Guiana and Brazil. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maroni or Marowijne River is a river that originates in the Tumuc-Humac Mountains, it forms the (disputed) border between French Guiana and Suriname. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Albina is a town in Suriname, located in the district of Marowijne. ... Macapá Country Region State Amapá Founded 9 February 1758 Government  - Mayor João HenriquePT Area  - City 6. ... Flag of Amapá See other Brazilian States Capital Macapá Largest City Macapá Area 142 816 km² Population   - Total   - Density 477 032 3. ...


Demographics

French Guiana's population of 209,000 (January 2007 est.),[4] most of whom live along the coast, is very ethnically diverse. At the 1999 census, 54.4% of the inhabitants of French Guiana were born in French Guiana, 11.8% were born in Metropolitan France, 5.2% were born in the French Caribbean départements (Guadeloupe and Martinique), and 28.6% were born in foreign countries (primarily Brazil, Suriname, and Haiti).[5] Population: 172,605 (July 2000 est. ... January 2007 is the first month of that year. ... Metropolitan France Metropolitan France (French: or la Métropole) is the part of France located in Europe, including Corsica (French: Corse). ... West Indies redirects here. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ...


Estimates of the percentages of French Guiana ethnic composition vary, a situation compounded by the large numbers of immigrants (about 20,000).


Guianese Creoles (people of primarily African heritage mixed with some French ancestry) are the largest ethnic group, though estimates vary as to the exact percentage, depending upon whether the large Haitian community is included as well. Generally the Creole population is judged at about 60% to 70% of the total population with Haitians (comprising roughly one-third of Creoles) and 30% to 50% without. Roughly 14% are Europeans, the vast majority of whom are French.


The main Asian communities are the Hmong from Laos (1.5%) and Chinese (3.2%, primarily from Hong Kong and Zhejiang province). There are also smaller groups from various Caribbean islands, mainly Saint Lucia. The main groups living in the interior are the Maroons (also called Bush Negroes) and Amerindians. Language(s) Hmong/Mong Religion(s) Shamanism, Buddhism, Christianity, others The terms Hmong (pronounced ) and Mong () both refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Body of Ndyuka Maroon child brought before a shaman, Suriname 1955 A Maroon (from the word marronage or American/Spanish cimarrón: fugitive, runaway, lit. ... For other uses, see Native Americans (disambiguation). ...


The Maroons, descendants of escaped African slaves, live primarily along the Maroni River. The main Maroon groups are the Paramacca, Aucan (both of whom also live in Suriname) and the Boni (Aluku). Body of Ndyuka Maroon child brought before a shaman, Suriname 1955 A Maroon (from the word marronage or American/Spanish cimarrón: fugitive, runaway, lit. ... The Maroni or Marowijne River is a river that originates in the Tumuc-Humac Mountains, it forms the (disputed) border between French Guiana and Suriname. ...


The main Amerindian groups (forming about 3%-4% of the population) are the Arawak, Carib, Emerillon, Galibi (now called the Kaliña), Palikour, Wayampi and Wayana. Arowak woman (John Gabriel Stedman) The term Arawak (from aru, the Lokono word for cassava flour), was used to designate the Amerindians encountered by the Spanish in the West Indies. ... Carib family (by John Gabriel Stedman) Drawing of a Carib woman Carib, Island Carib or Kalinago people, after whom the Caribbean Sea was named, live in the Lesser Antilles islands. ... The Galibi were a Cariban-speaking people who lived in the Lesser Antilles and northern South America at the time of European settlement. ... The Kaliña (sometime called Galibi) are an indigenous people of South America who lives in Surinam, French Guyana (between 2,800 and 4,000 people). ...


The most practiced religion in this region is Roman Catholicism; the Maroons and some Amerindian peoples maintain their own religions. The Hmong people are also mainly Catholic owing to the influence of Catholic missionaries who helped bring them to French Guiana.[6] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

Historical population
1790
estimate
1839
estimate
1857
estimate
1891
estimate
1946
census
1954
census
1961
census
1967
census
1974
census
1982
census
1990
census
1999
census
2007
estimate
14,520 20,940 25,561 33,500 25,499 27,863 33,505 44,392 55,125 73,022 114,678 157,213 209,000
Official figures from past censuses and INSEE estimates.

Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ...

Notable natives and residents

Florent Malouda (born June 13, 1980 in Cayenne, French Guiana) is a French professional football player. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously also known as the Pensioners), founded in 1905, is a Premier League football team that plays at Stamford Bridge football ground in west London. ... This article reads like an editorial. ... Christiane Taubira (February 2, 1952, Cayenne, French Guiana -) is a French politician. ... Malia Metella (born February 23, 1982 in Cayenne) is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer from France, who was born in French Guiana. ... Bernard Lama is a former French footballer born in the Indre-et-Loire département but originating from French Guiana who played as a goalkeeper, spending a number of years in goal for Lille and Paris Saint-Germain. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Cyrille Regis (born 9 February 1958) is a former English footballer. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club formed by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich, West Midlands in 1878. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Léon-Gontran Damas (March 28, 1912-January 22, 1978) was a French poet and politician. ... Négritude is a literary and political movement developed in the 1930s by a group that included the future Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor, Martinican poet Aimé Césaire, and Léon Damas. ... Trancoso 22:20, 14 October 2006 (UTC)Henri Salvador (born July 18, 1917, Cayenne, French Guiana) is a French singer. ... For other uses, see Bossa nova (disambiguation). ... Jean-Claude Darcheville (born July 25, 1975 in Sinnamary, French Guiana) is a French football striker currently playing for Scottish Premier League side Rangers. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... For other uses, see Rangers F.C. (disambiguation). ... FC Girondins de Bordeaux is a French football team, playing in the city of Bordeaux. ... Marc-Antoine Fortuné (born July 2, 1981 in Cayenne, French Guyana is a French professional football (soccer) player, currently with AS Nancy. ... AS Nancy-Lorraine is a French football club, based in Nancy. ...

Bibliography

  • France's Overseas Frontier : Départements et territoires d'outre-mer Robert Aldrich and John Connell. Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-521-03036-6
  • Dry guillotine: Fifteen years among the living dead René Belbenoit, 1938, Reprint: Berkley (1975). ISBN 0-425-02950-6
  • Hell on Trial René Belbenoit, 1940, Translated from the Original French Manuscript by Preston Rambo. E. P Dutton & Co. Reprint by Blue Ribbon Books, New York, 194 p. Reprint: Bantam Books, 1971
  • Papillon Henri Charrière Reprints: Hart-Davis Macgibbon Ltd. 1970. ISBN 0-246-63987-3 (hbk); Perennial, 2001. ISBN 0-06-093479-4 (sbk)
  • Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana Peter Redfield. ISBN 0-520-21985-6

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See also

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References

  1. ^ French Guiana is pictured on all euro banknotes, on the reverse at the bottom of each note, right of the Greek ΕΥΡΩ (EURO) next to the denomination.
  2. ^ (French) INSEE-CEROM. Les comptes économiques de la Guyane en 2006 : premiers résultats. Retrieved on 2008-01-14.
  3. ^ (French) INSEE. Produits Intérieurs Bruts Régionaux en euros par habitant. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  4. ^ (French) INSEE, Government of France. "Estimations de population régionale au 1er janvier 2007". Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
  5. ^ (French) INSEE, Government of France. "Migrations (caractéristiques démographiques selon le lieu de naissance)". Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  6. ^ Danny Palmerlee (2007). South America. Lonely Planet. ISBN 174104443X. 

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