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In 1895, French Guiana was made a dependent colony, and its Governor then became a Lieutenant Governor to a Governor-General in Dakar. In 1904, this was formalised into French West Africa. French Guinea, along with Senegal, Dahomey, Cote d'Ivoire and Upper Senegal and Niger each were ruled by a lieutenant governor, under the Governor General in Dakar.

Languages: French

Ethnic Groups: Black or mulatto 66%, white 12%, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian 12%, other 10%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic


Population: 249408 people (World Rank: 187th) (2013 estimate)
Population Density: 7.25 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 238th) (2013 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.7 %/yr (World Rank: 25th) (2010 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 77.1 years (World Rank: 70th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 24.3 years (World Rank: 119th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of French Guiana

French Guiana - General Information

Travel Info for French Guiana

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