Articles in French Guiana ( 59 )

59 Articles of interest in French Guiana

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  • French Guiana

    French Guiana (pronounced /ɡˈɑːnə/ or /ɡˈænə/, French: Guyane française; French pronunciation: ​[ɡɥijan fʁɑ̃sɛz]), officially called simply Guiana (French: Guyane), is an overseas department and region of France, on the north Atlantic coast of S…

  • Devil's Island

    The penal colony of Cayenne (French: Bagne de Cayenne), commonly known as Devil's Island (Île du Diable), was a famous prison of the 19th and 20th centuries. It operated at several locations in French Guiana. Opened in 1852, it is notorious for bein…

  • Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport

    Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport (French: Aéroport de Cayenne – Félix Eboué) (IATA: CAY, ICAO: SOCA) is French Guiana's main international airport. It is located in the commune of Matoury, 13 km (8 mi) southwest of French Guiana's capital city of Cayen…

  • Îles du Salut

    The Îles du Salut (in English: Islands of Salvation, so called because the missionaries went there to escape plague on the mainland) are a group of small islands of volcanic origin about 11 km off the coast of French Guiana (14 km north of Kourou) i…

  • Cacao, French Guiana

    Cacao is a town in French Guiana, lying on the Comté river to the south of Cayenne. Most of the town's population are Hmong farmers, refugees from Laos who were resettled in French Guiana in the 1970s. There is a Sunday morning market at which Hmong…

  • ELA-1

    ELA-1, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 1 (French for Ariane Launch Area 1), also known as Ensemble de Lancement Vega, ELV, and CECLES, is a launch pad at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guyana.

  • ELA-3

    ELA-3, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (French for Ariane Launch Area 3), is a launch pad and associated facilities at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guyana. ELA-3 is operated by Arianespace as part of the expendable launch system fo…

  • Île Royale

    Île Royale (Royal Island) is the largest and westernmost island of the three Îles du Salut, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of French Guiana. As the largest island, with an area of 28 hectares, it was used as the centre for administration when t…

  • Oyapock

    The Oyapock or Oiapoque River (/ˈɔɪəpɒk/ or /ɔɪəˈpk/; French: Fleuve Oyapock [flœv wɑjapɔk]; Portuguese: Rio Oiapoque [ˈʁiu ɔjɐˈpɔki]) is a 370-km (230-mi)–long river in South America that forms most of the border between French Guiana and the B…

  • Dégrad des Cannes

    Dégrad des Cannes is the main seaport for the French Overseas department of French Guiana, situated in the northern edge of South America and opening into the Caribbean.

  • Île Saint-Joseph

    Île Saint-Joseph (Saint Joseph Island) is the southernmost island of the three Iles du Salut in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of French Guiana. Twenty hectares in size, it is the middle in size. During the period when the islands were used as a p…

  • ELA-2

    ELA-2, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 2 (French for Ariane Launch Area 2), was a launch pad at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana. It was used by Arianespace for two Ariane 3 launches (V17 in 1986, V25 in 1988), the second Ariane 2…

  • Stade de Baduel

    Stade de Baduel is a multi-use stadium in Cayenne, French Guiana. It is currently used mostly for football of the French Guiana football team matches.

  • Cabo Orange National Park

    The Cabo Orange National Park (Parque Nacional do Cabo Orange) is located in Amapá state in the north of Brazil, near the border between Brazil and French Guyana; 04º26’ N, 51º31’ W.

  • Bellevue de l'Inini

    Bellevue de l'Inini, also known as Mont Bellevue, Montagne Bellevue, and Montagne Bellevue de l'Inini, is the highest point of French Guiana, an overseas department of France, with an elevation of 851 metres (2,792 ft).

  • Îles du Connétable

    The Îles du Connétable (Constable Islands) are two islands within French Guiana (Grand Connétable and Petit Connétable) that were claimed under the Guano Islands Act of 1856 for the United States of America.

  • Maripasoula Airport

    Maripasoula Airport (IATA: MPY, ICAO: SOOA) is an airport located 3.5 km (1.9 NM) north of Maripasoula, a commune in the arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni in French Guiana.

  • Cape Orange

    Cape Orange (Portuguese: Cabo Orange) is a cape on the coast of Brazil, separated from the coast of French Guiana by a large bay watered by the estuary of the Oyapock River (Portuguese: Rio Oiapoque). Cape Orange is the northernmost point of the Bra…

  • Anapaike

    Anapaike is an indigenous village in Suriname. It is located on the bank of the Lawa river, which forms the border with the French overseas province named La Guyane. Anapaike is the name of the first tribal chief of the Wayana Indian people.

  • Tapanahony River

    The Tapanahony River is a major river in the south eastern part of Suriname, South America. The river originates in the Southern part of the Eilerts de Haan Mountains, near the border with Brazil. It joins the Marowijne River at a place called Stoel…