Latin America & Caribbean

French Guiana profile - Facts

Image caption Kourou rocket launch site, a cornerstone of Europe's space programme
  • Territory: French Guiana
  • Status: French overseas territory
  • Population: 243,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Cayenne
  • Area: 83,534 sq km (32,253 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French (official), Creole
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Timber, fish, gold
  • Internet domain: .gf
  • International dialling code: +594