French Guiana

French Guiana

Capital - Cayenne
Population - 195,506
Area - 91,000 km²
Density - 2.15 inhabitants per km²
Currency - EUR
Official language – French
French Guiana is an overseas region of France, located on the northern coast of South America. The country lies north of Brazil and east of Suriname on the northeast coast of South America. French Guiana boasts an exceptional natural heritage that is little known to the outside world. Virgin rain forest covers 90 percent of the Guianese landscape. Flora and fauna have been left largely untouched, since the only way in or out of the otherwise impenetrable rain forest is by river. Major attractions include a series of nature preserves, featuring thousands of extraordinary animal and plant species; beautiful, unspoiled beaches; quality game fishing; scuba diving venues; adventure tours into the Amazon rain forest, and more. Additional points-of-interest include the notorious one-time penal colony of Devil's Island, the culture, history and museums of Cayenne; a visit to Kourou and the European Space Agency communication satellite launch center.