French Guiana

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Country Name

French Guiana.

Location

French Guiana is on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. French Guiana is the only territory in the Americas to have full integration with a European country.


Capital

Cayenne.

Reason for Naming the country

Christopher Columbus sighted the Guiana coast in 1498 during his third trip to the New World. The French first settled the land one hundred years later, calling it Guiana, the French form of an American Indian word that means "land of waters."

Flag

The French national flag - the Tricolore - consists of three vertical bands of equal width, displaying the country's national colors: blue, white, and red.




Language

The official language of French Guiana is French, spoken by most residents as a first or second language. In addition, a number of other local languages exist. Regional languages include French Guianese Creole (not to be confused with Guyanese Creole), six Amerindian languages (Arawak, Palijur, Kali'na, Wayana, Wayampi, Emerillon), four Maroon creole languages (Saramaka, Paramaccan, Aluku, Ndyuka), as well as Hmong Njua. Other languages spoken include Portuguese, Hakka, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Dutch, English, Tamil, and Caribbean Hindustani.




Religion

The vast majority of French Guianas are Roman Catholic. There are many other religions practiced by minority groups these include indigenous Amerindian shamanistic religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and African-based religions.



Currency

Euro (€).




Time Zone

-03:00 GMT.



Government Regime

French Guiana is a part of the French Republic and thereby subject to the same regulations and political hierarchy as France. There is a general council that handles local affairs and the relationship with the republic.


Climate

The climate is tropical, hot, and humid throughout the year, with a relatively dry, slightly warmer season from July to November and a rainy season from December to June.


International Phone Code

+594


Internet Code

.gf



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