ABOUT FRENCH GUIANAFrench Guiana is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department located on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. Its 83,534 km² have a very low population density of less than three inhabitants per km², with almost half of its 229,000 people in 2009 living in the urban area of Cayenne, its capital. French Guiana's currency is the euro.
Kourou is a commune in French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. In addition to being an "administrative district" within French Guyana (which is roughly equivalent to an American county) it is also the main town within that district. Within the Kourou district also lies the Guiana Space Centre, France and ESA's main spaceport.
Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. The city stands on a former island at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the Atlantic coast. The city's motto is "Ferit Aurum Industria" which means "Work brings wealth". Most geosynchronous satellites are launched from Cayenne.
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