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French Guiana is an overseas French department and region in the region of , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between and .
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is the largest city in and capital of .

is a town in . Together with the Îles de salut outside the coast it used to be part of a penal colony for the worst criminals in France, but in 1946 the prisons were closed.

is in . Located at the Oyapock, the border river between French Guiana and Brazil, if you travel overland between these countries you'll probably traverse this town.
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French Guiana

  • Location:
  • Population: 196,000
  • Latitude of center: 3° 54' 36" (3.91°) north
  • Longitude of center: 53° 10' 12" (53.17°) west
  • Elevation: 195 meters (640 feet)
  • Capital:
  • Area: 91,000 km² (35,135 miles²)
  • Language: French
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Phone code: 594
  • Internet domain: .gf
  • Neighbors: and
  • Wikidata: French Guiana
  • Wikimedia Commons: French Guiana

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Afrikaans: Frans-Guyana, Akan: Frɛnkye Gayana, Amharic: የፈረንሳይ ጉዊአና, Arabic: غويانا الفرنسية, Azerbaijani: Fransız Quyanası, Bambara: Faransi ka gwiyani, Basque: Guyana Frantsesa, Belarusian: Французская Гвіяна, Bengali: ফরাসী গায়ানা, Bosnian: Francuska Gvajana, Breton: Gwiana cʼhall, Bulgarian: Френска Гвиана, Burmese: ပြင်သစ် ဂီယာနာ, Catalan: Guaiana Francesa, Chinese: 法属圭亚那, Croatian: Francuska Gvajana, Czech: Francouzská Guyana, Danish: Fransk Guyana, Dutch: Frans-Guyana, Esperanto: Franca Gviano, Estonian: Prantsuse Guajaana, Ewe: Frentsi Gayana nutome, Faroese: Fransk Gujana, Finnish: Ranskan Guayana, French: Guyane, French: Guyane Française, Fulah: Giyaan Farayse, Galician: Güiana Francesa, Ganda: Guyana enfalansa, German: Französisch-Guayana, Greek: Γαλλική Γουιάνα
Gujarati: ફ્રેંચ ગયાના, Hausa: Gini Ta Faransa, Hebrew: גיאנה הצרפתית, Hindi: फ़्रांसीसी गिआना, Hungarian: Francia Guyana, Icelandic: Franska Gvæjana, Indonesian: Guyana Perancis, Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Guyana francese, Irish: An Ghuáin Fhrancach, Italian: Guiana Francese, Italian: Guyana francese, Japanese: 仏領ギアナ, Kannada: ಫ್ರೆಂಚ್ ಗಯಾನಾ, Kikuyu: Gwiyana ya Ufaransa, Korean: 프랑스령 기아나, Lao: ເຟັນສກິວນາ, Latvian: Franču Gviāna, Lingala: Giyanɛ ya Falánsɛ, Lithuanian: Prancūzijos Gviana, Luba-Katanga: Giyane wa Nfalanse, Macedonian: Француска Гвајана, Malagasy: Guyana frantsay, Malayalam: ഫ്രഞ്ച് ഗയാന, Maltese: Gujana Franċiża, Marathi: फ्रेंच गयाना, Nepali (macrolanguage): फ्रान्सेली गायना, North Ndebele: Gwiyana ye Furansi, Northern Sami: Frankriikka Guayana, Norwegian Bokmål: Fransk Guyana, Norwegian Nynorsk: Fransk Guyana, Occitan (post 1500): Guiana francesa
Oriya (macrolanguage): ଫ୍ରେଞ୍ଚ ଗୁଇନା, Persian: گویان فرانسه, Polish: Gujana Francuska, Portuguese: Guiana Francesa, Romanian: Guyana Franceză, Romansh: Guyana Franzosa, Rundi: Gwayana y'Abafaransa, Russian: Французская Гвиана, Sango: Güyâni tî farânzi, Serbian: Француска Гвајана, Sinhala: ප්‍රංශ ගයනාව, Slovak: Francúzska Guayana, Slovenian: Francoska Gvajana, Spanish: Guayana Francesa, Swahili (macrolanguage): Gwiyana ya Ufaransa, Swedish: Franska Guyana, Tamil: ஃப்ரென்ச் கயானா, Telugu: ఫ్రెంచ్ గియానా, Thai: เฟรนช์เกียนา, Tigrinya: የፈረንሳይ ጉዊአና, Tonga (Tonga Islands): Falanise Kuiana, Turkish: Fransız Guyanası, Ukrainian: Французька Гвіана, Urdu: فرینچ گیانا, Vietnamese: Quiana thuộc Pháp, Welsh: Giana Ffrengig, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Firenṣi Guana, Zulu: isi-French Guiana, La Guyane, La Guyane Française
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