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Atlas French Guiana

Country (long form)
Department of Guiana
Capital
Cayenne
Total Area
35,135.30 sq mi
91,000 sq km
Population
172,605 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
N/A
Languages
French
Literacy
83% total, 84% male, 82% female (1982 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic
Life Expectancy
72.77 male, 79.6 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
N/A
Currency
1 French franc (F) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita)
$6,000 (1998 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
services, government, and commerce 60.6%, industry 21.2%, agriculture 18.2% (1980)
Industry
construction, shrimp processing, forestry products, rum, gold mining
Agriculture
rice, manioc (tapioca), sugar, cocoa, vegetables, bananas; cattle, pigs, poultry
Arable Land
0%
Exports
shrimp, timber, gold, rum, rosewood essence, clothing
Imports
food (grains, processed meat), machinery and transport equipment, fuels and chemicals
Natural Resources
bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), cinnabar, kaolin, fish
Current Environmental Issues
N/A
Telephones (main lines in use)
47,000 (1995)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
N/A
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
N/A