What is French Guiana like physically?

What is unique about French Guiana?

The highest point in French Guiana is Bellevue de l’Inini (851 m). A large percentage of French Guiana is covered with equatorial forest. Cayenne pepper is named after Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana. Arawak Indians and Caribs were early inhabitants of French Guiana.

Why is French Guiana not a country?

Guiana is a Department of France and no longer a colony. Its political status is similar to the state of Hawaii. The French sent 12,000 settlers to Guiana in 1763, but within a year only 2000 were still alive. The tropical climate made Guiana unsuitable for Europeans to colonize.

What is French Guiana called today?

Fully integrated in the French Republic since 1946, French Guiana is a part of the European Union, and its official currency is the euro.

French Guiana.

French Guiana Département de la Guyane
Prefecture Cayenne
Departments 1 (every overseas region consists of a department in itself)
Government
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