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[Guyane française] : general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Guyane française
country code ISO: GF //; - FIPS: FG
location: Northern South America
time zone: -3 UT
surface (land) area: 88150 sq.km = 34749 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 6° N / South: 2° N / East: 52° W / West: 55° W
borders (land): Suriname, Brazil
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean
climate: tropical humid
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: overseas department of France since 1947-01
capital: Cayenne
administrative division: district (2); into canton (14), or commune (22)
Population
population according to the latest census (1999): 157,213
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 172,605 // - ; 2001: 177,562
population density: per 1,8 sq.km = 4,7 per sq.mi
population growth: 5,5% //; - doubling time: years
birth rate: 28 - 31 per 1000
death rate: 4 -6 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 18 per 1000
life expectancy: 72 years (male: 69; female: 76)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: 75% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 40%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Creole 42%; Chinese 14%; French 10%; Haitian 7%
languages: French, Creole patois
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 75 - 80%; Protestant 4%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 83% (male: 84%; female: 82%)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Euro = 100 cents (until 2002: French franc = 100 centimes)
annual inflation rate: 1,5%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 6000 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 4000 per capita
import: USD 783 per capita //; - export: USD 158 per capita
trade: USD 8390 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: FR TT US
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 38%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,07 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 0,1% //; - grass land: 15% //; - wooded area: 83% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 11% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 35%
agricultural products: timber, shrimps, rum, essences, sugarcane, cassava, rice, roots & tubers, bananas
livestock (1000s): asses: / cattle: 9 / goats: 1 / horses: / pigs: 11 / poultry: 190 / sheep: 3
fish catch: 7700 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 6% //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: rum
mining products: gold, gravel stone; bauxite and kaolin have been discovered but largely unexploited
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 83% //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita): 1473
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 722 - 1137 km //; - of which paved: 40% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 185 per 1000
railways: 30 km (only for mining material) //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 460 km
ownership telephone: 277 - 288 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 486 - 650 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 170 - 188 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 11 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mt. Bellevue de'Inini 850 m, Massif Tabulaire 830, unnamed peak 792, Mt. Cottica 710
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): a relatively reservoir in the Sinnemary river, until now without a name on the map
lakes (deepest):
rivers: Maroni, Mana, Sinnemary, Kourou, Comté, Approuague, Oyapock
canals: none
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: Îles du Diable, Îles du Salut, Île de Cayenne, La Mère
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
the data prior to 1950 are subjected to over-enumeration

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