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  1. Feb 25, 2021 · French Guiana is an overseas region and department of France that is located in the northeastern edge of South America. It is geographically positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. French Guiana is bordered by Brazil in the east and south; by Suriname in the west and by the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast.

  2. French Guiana Government and society French Guiana is governed by the provisions of the French constitution as a territorial collectivity of France and, as such, forms an integral part of the French Republic. It sends two elected representatives to the National Assembly and two to the Senate.

  3. French Guiana became an overseas département of France on 19 March 1946. The infamous penal colonies, including Devil's Island, were gradually phased out and then formally closed in 1951.

  4. Jan 9, 2013 · The Guianas: Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana hide so well under their blanket of South American jungle that even geography nerds have a hard time pinpointing them on a map. Those intrepid enough to go are rewarded with virgin forests that are home to some of the continent's largest and most rare creatures, raw, unvarnished culture and a palpably bizarre mish-mash of history.

  5. Oct 4, 2022 · French Guiana is an overseas department of France. Demonstrations and strikes impacting transportation, including airports and roads, may occur. Reconfirm any domestic and/or international flight reservations if you are traveling during one of these events.

  6. Mar 15, 2023 · French Guiana (French: Guyane or Guyane française) is a department of France in the Amazonia region of South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname.

  7. Apr 25, 2017 · French Guiana is a region and an overseas department of France located in South America. Brazil lies to the south and east of Guiana and Suriname to the west. The country occupies a total area of 83,534 square km. The country has a population of 244,118 (2013) and a low population density of only three residents per square km.

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