French Guiana
French Guiana
ISO:   GF
Country:   French Guiana
Capital:   Cayenne
AreaSqKm:   91,000
Population:   195,506
Region:   SAM
Continent:   SA
tld:   .gf
CurrencyCode:   EUR
CurrencyName:   Euro
Phone:   594
Languages:   fr-GF en-ZZ
neighbours:   SR:BR
Time Zone:   GMT-3
 
Description:   French Guiana is located in South America next to Brazil and Guyana.It is an overseas department of France and as such French is the official language. It has the highest standard of living in South America. In recent times its main claim to fame is that it is home to the launch pad for the European Space Agency and almost all of the satellites etc are launched from here. In the past it was home to Devil’s Island a notorious penal colony made famous by the book and 1970’s film Papillion. The colony housed its last prisoner as late as 1956.Being a relatively small and sparsely populated country it is a pleasant place to visit.
 
Useful Links:   http://www.tourisme-guyane.com This is the official web site for the government tourism board. It is tri lingual in English, French and Brazilian and provides a good range of information and excellent links. http://www.cr-guyane.fr/ This is the official website to the government of French Guyanna. Nice and informative site. In French.

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