- Population » 301,099 people
- Languages » French (official), Creole
- Religion » Christianity
- Life expectancy » 73 years (men), 81 years (women)
- Currency » euro
- Internet » .fr
- Area » 83,534 sq km (32,253 sq miles)
- Bordered by Suriname to the west and Brazil to the east and south
- 98.9% of French Guiana is covered by forest.
- A French overseas territory
- French Guiana is not part of the Schengen Area
- The Oyapock River Bridge spans the Oyapock River to link the cities of Oiapoque in Brazil and Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock in French Guiana.
- It possible to drive uninterrupted from Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, to Macapá, Brazil (on the Amazon River)
- Guiana Amazonian Park (Wikipedia)
- At 33,900 km sq it is the largest national park of France and in the European Union
- Covers 41% of French Guiana
- Holding a valid and current yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory to enter the country, regardless of citizenship.
- Vaccination against yellow fever is necessary; without a yellow fever vaccination certificate you are not allowed into French Guiana
- Two tropical mosquito-borne diseases, namely malaria and dengue fever, are endemic to the region
- Health risks also include cholera, typhoid fever, and rabies.
- Poisonous snakes and spiders also pose a risk
- Health Care is relatively very good, and free for those holding the proper European health card.
- There are hospitals in Cayenne and Kourou
This page was updated September 19, 2023