FRENCH GUIANA

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FRENCH DEPARTEMENT & EQUATORIAL TERRITORY

On the Atlantic coast of South America

Between 2° & 6° latitude North

Brazil to the East and Surinam to the West

Surface area 92,000 sq. km/ 36,000 sq. Miles

OFFICIAL CURRENCY

Euros

NATIONAL   FLAG

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COUNTY BANNER

SOME DATES OF HISTORY

1500-1643       Dutch & French colonisation

1643                 French colonisation started  bringing with it African slaves

                         Some of these slaves escaped in jungle, giving birth to tribes known                                                         today as Bushinengue

1848                 Abolition of slavery                    

1849                 Chineses and South East Asians arrival 

1852-1953       The famous prison "Bagne de Guyane" 70,000 prisoners whose most famous was called                            "Papillon" 

1964                 Creation of Guyana Space Center 

1996                 1st Launch of Ariane 5

2011                 1 st Lauch of Soyuz

2012                 1 st Launch of Vega

2018                 100 th Launch of Ariane 5

2020                 1st Launch of Ariane 6

EQUATORIAL CLIMATE 

Dry season  - July to november       

Rain season - December to June   

Dry break "The Little Summer" in March 

Tropical clothing in any season

260 000

CITIZENS IN FRENCH GUYANA

30 000

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CITIZENS IN KOUROU

INDIAN NATIVE TRIBES

21°C 69.8°F 

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

32°C

89.6°F

95%

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

HUMIDITY RATE