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About French Guiana

    Where is French Guiana?

    Flag of French Guiana Metropolitan France: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain; French Guiana: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname; Guadeloupe: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico; Martinique: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago; Mayotte: Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about halfway between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique; Reunion: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar

    Capital: Paris Coordinates: 48° 52" North, 2° 20" East
    Map of French Guiana

    What is the French Guiana weather like?

    Metropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as the mistral;

    French Guiana: tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation;

    Guadeloupe and Martinique: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average;

    Mayotte: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November);

    Reunion: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)

    Traveling to French Guiana

    Traveling by air

    There are 464 airports in French Guiana, 294 of which are paved.

    There are 1 heliports in French Guiana.

    Traveling by car

    There are 1,053,215 Km of highways in French Guiana.

    Traveling by water

    The most important ports and harbours are in Brest, Calais, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes,.

    Traveling by train

    There are 29,640 Km of railways in French Guiana.

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