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  French Guiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French Guiana (French: Guyane française, officially Guyane) is an overseas département (département d'outre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America and part of Caribbean South America.
French Guiana consists of three main geographical regions: a coastal strip where the majority of the people live, then dense, near-inaccessible rainforest, which gradually rises to the modest peaks of the Tumac-Humac mountains along the Brazilian frontier.
The borders between French Guiana and those countries lie along the Maroni River in the rainforest, which are difficult to patrol for French Gendarmerie forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Guiana   (919 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Guiana
Guiana was the name given to all that region of South America which extends along the Atlantic coast from the Orinoco to the Amazon.
British Guiana is separated from Venezuela, partially by the Orinoco, and partly by a line drawn to the east of that river.
Guiana is the habitat of several dangerous species of wild beasts, including the jaguar, as well as of the anaconda and of the most deadly reptiles in the New World.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07062a.htm   (1287 words)

  
 Guiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guiana (also known as the Guiana highlands or the Guiana shield) forms a portion of the northern coast of South America.
The main portion of the highlands are located in south eastern Venezuela, and are partly protected by the Canaima National Park.
The term the Guianas is often used as a collective name for the latter three countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guiana   (149 words)

  
 French Guiana - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
French Guiana (French: Guyane) is an overseas département (département d'outre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America.
As an integral part of France, French Guiana is part of the European Union, the largest part in area outside Europe and the only part outside Europe that is not an island (other than the small Spanish towns of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa).
French Guiana is located on the Caribbean coast of South America.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /french_guiana.htm   (223 words)

  
 french Guiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Guiana is located at North-East of South America about 7 100 km away of France and 1 700 km away of the west-indies.
It's the only french speaking land in South America, it is part both of the geographic set of the Guianas and of the economical set of the E.E.C. It is the bigger, the oldest and less populated of all the french overseas departments with its 90 000 km2 of surface and 150.000 inhabitants.
Guiana is also rich in peruches, parots and those are the most colorful of the world.
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French Guiana occupies 90,000 km2 on the northeast coast of South America, bordered by Suriname on the west and Brazil on the east and south.
In French Guiana, a third of the population is foreign.
The two areas of malaria transmission in French Guiana are the two large border rivers (Maroni and Oyapock) where transmission is permanent, and the coastal zone, with sporadic and limited transmission.
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 §4. "Guiana". III. Sir Walter Ralegh. Vol. 4. Prose and Poetry: Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton. The Cambridge ...
His sentences are long and sometimes involved, but he tells his story admirably and his adventures live, whilst his descriptions of scenery are graceful and attractive, and he urges the advantages of the colonisation of Guiana in glowing and eloquent words.
Ralegh’s life of stir and adventure, his enjoyment and hope of court favour, all came to an end with the death of Elizabeth and the accession of James I. He found himself, only just reprieved from the scaffold, a prisoner in the Tower, the victim of the prejudice and suspicions of the king.
Conscious of the falseness of the accusation of treason upon which he had been convicted, still full of schemes of active enterprise and, especially, of the idea that he would be able to win for England a possession of boundless wealth in Guiana, he could not, at first, believe that his captivity would last.
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 Guyanese Politics
The colony of British Guiana had been formed in 1831 when the former separate Dutch colonies of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice were finally united into one entity governed from Georgetown, the former Dutch city of Stabroek.
British Guiana is a small outpost of empire with a population of over half a million about half East Indian in origin and about a third of African decent.
While there is no Communist party per se in British Guiana, a number of the leaders in the PPP have been members of, or associated with, Communist parties or their front groups in the US and the UK.
student-www.uchicago.edu /~rts1/guyanese.htm   (7012 words)

  
 WWF GUIANA: LEATHERBACK TURTLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Leatherbacks are the “flagship species” for the Guianas with nesting focused around the Marowijne River estuary, between Suriname and French Guyane.
With up to 50% of the world population nesting on its beaches, the Guianas may be the world’s most important area for leatherbacks.
Despite the nesting activity increase on some other beaches in the Guianas, the high mortality rate of adults reported in coastal drift gillnets and the slaughter of marine turtles on the beaches in Guyana represent serious threats to the conservation of the species.
www.wwfguianas.org /leatherback_turtle.htm   (1291 words)

  
 Cayenne (French Guiana)  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Cayenne, city, port, and capital of French Guiana, northern French Guiana, on Cayenne Island, at the mouth of the Cayenne River.
On March 18, 1943, however, the Vichy-oriented authorities in French Guiana were expelled by a pro-Allied committee that had the support of the French military forces and the majority of the population of the colony.
The Allied blockade of French Guiana was lifted, and trade was resumed with the United States, Brazil, and the British and Dutch possessions in America.
www.galenfrysinger.com /cayenne.htm   (450 words)

  
 French Guiana: Independentist flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There is no common border between Acre and French Guiana, but they are not so far away from each other not to be influenced.
In old letters received from G. Pasch, I found a drawing with the same colors, but the flag was vertically divided green-yellow (green to the hoist), with the red star in the centre.
Pasch wrote that it was the flag of the "Tam-Tam Front for the Liberation of Guiana".
www.flagspot.net /flags/gf}indep.html   (185 words)

  
 Devil's Island by J.J. Maloney
The slaves of French Guiana were emancipated in 1794, only to be reenslaved when the fortunes of the colony dwindled.
The escape from French Guiana resurrects a picture of men battling the elements, men thrown back on their own resources devoid of technological assistance; it is, in short, the stuff of which legends are made.
Upon reaching British Guiana it was safe to land; the authorities would permit you to stay for 10 days before they forced you to put back to sea.
crimemagazine.com /PrisonsParole/devilsisland.htm   (2859 words)

  
 Worldworx Travel - Safety - Americas - French Guiana
French Guiana is an overseas department of France.
Medical care within French Guiana is limited, and hospital facilities are available only in major urban areas.
For specific information concerning French Guiana driver's permits, vehicle inspection, road tax and mandatory insurance, contact the French National Tourist Organization offices at http://www.franceguide.com/.
www.worldworx.tv /safety/americas/french-guiana   (572 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618): The Discovery of Guiana, 1595
Orellana, after he failed of the discovery of Guiana by the said river of Amazons, passed into Spain, and there obtained a patent of the king for the invasion and conquest, but died by sea about the islands; and his fleet being severed by tempest, the action for that time proceeded not.
Undoubtedly those that trade [with] Amazons return much gold, which (as is aforesaid) cometh by trade from Guiana, by some branch of a river that falleth from the country into Amazons, and either it is by the river which passeth by the nations called Tisnados, or by Caripuna.
Among those of Amapaia, Guiana was famous; but few of these people accosted Berreo, or would trade with him the first three months of the six which he sojourned there.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1595raleigh-guiana.html   (12383 words)

  
 French Guiana on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Part of the Guiana region, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north, Suriname on the west, and Brazil on the south and east.
French Guiana is largely dependent on subsidies and imports from its mother country.
French Guiana has two districts (arrondissements): Cayenne, the coastal region, where more than 90% of the population is concentrated; and the larger interior district of Saint Laurent-du-Maroni.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/F/FrenchG1-na.asp   (577 words)

  
 Officially Sealed Mails of British Guiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Located on the northern coast of South America just east of Venezuela, British Guiana is primarily known for it's famous 1856 one cent fl on magenta, the world's "rarest" stamp.
British Guiana changed it's name to Guyana in May, 1966, when it became an independent Commonwealth member.
All seals from British Guiana are extremely scarce.
www.poseal.com /brguiana01.html   (171 words)

  
 French Guiana Travel Guide @ TravelNotes.org
The harbour is too shallow for large ships, although there is boat sercive to other coastal points in French Guiana.
The Dutch occupied it a couple of time in the 1660s, with the French acquiring permanent control early in the 18th century.
Henri Charrière was a Frenchman, convicted in 1931 of a murder he did not commit.
www.travelnotes.org /LatinAmerica/fr_guiana.htm   (493 words)

  
 French Guiana Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Trésor Nature Reserve is one of French Guiana's most accessible primary rainforest areas.
Modern French Guiana is a land of idiosyncrasies, where European Space Agency satellite launches rattle the market gardens of displaced Hmong farmers from Laos and thinly populated rainforests swallow nearly all but the country's coastline.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/south_america/french_guiana   (117 words)

  
 The MoJo Wire--Action Atlas, U.S. Arms Sales in French Guiana
Not technically a nation at all, this tiny "overseas department" would be just another sandy, palm-fringed vestige of France's colonial empire, except that its equatorial location and continued control by France make it an ideal launchpad for European Space Agency spacecraft.
After spiriting Michel and four "accomplices" to prison in Martinique, the government deployed armored vehicles and tear gas to break up a crowd of hundreds that had gathered at the capital's central police station to demand information on the status of detainees connected with Michel.
Although it is a relatively poor country, French Guiana has bought or been approved to buy more than $1.04 billion in arms from U.S. arms makers since the dawn of the Clinton administration.
www.motherjones.com /arms/guiana.html   (267 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Travel Outdoors: French Guiana: Shedding image of prisons, death
JOSEPH ISLAND, French Guiana — Thick tropical vines wrap around rusty jail bars and trees grow inside cells in the 19th-century prison on this far-flung island off South America —; a relic of French Guiana's dark past as a penal colony where thousands of prisoners died of disease.
But their history haunts the French Guianese, who are eager for the world to discover their vast rain forests and eclectic culture of European lifestyles fused with the many traditions brought by Caribbean, Asian and South American immigrants.
The horrors were dramatized in former prisoner Henri Charriere's memoirs, "Papillon," which recounted conditions and his repeated escape attempts from a prison on Devil's Island — visible from St. Joseph Island but closed to the public.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/traveloutdoors/2002542299_frenchguiana09.html   (1024 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- French Guiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal settlements until 1951.
Cultivation of crops is limited to the coastal area, where the population is largely concentrated; rice and manioc are the major crops.
French Guiana is heavily dependent on imports of food and energy.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/fg.html   (599 words)

  
 French Guiana
French customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from French Guiana of items such as firearms, medications, animals, etc. It is advisable to contact the Embassy of France in Washington or one of the many French consulates in the United States for specific information regarding customs requirements.
Engaging in illicit sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States.
Americans living or traveling in French Guiana are encouraged to register with U.S. Embassy Paramaribo through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within French Guiana.
travel.state.gov /travel/french_guiana.html   (1401 words)

  
 French Guiana Country Guide - Overview - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing
French Guiana is situated on the northeast coast of South America and is bordered by Brazil and by Surinam to the west.
Along the coast runs a belt of flat marshy land behind which the land rises to higher slopes and plains or savannah.
Cayenne, the capital and chief port, is on the island of the same name at the mouth of the Cayenne River.
www.columbusguides.com /data/guf/guf.asp   (177 words)

  
 French Guiana
Atlas: French Guiana - Facts on French Guiana: flags, maps, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
French Guiana: History - History French settlement dates from 1604.
Gold-Mining Activities and Mercury Contamination of Native Amerindian Communities in French Guiana: Key Role of Fish in Dietary Uptake.
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 Guiana on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It includes SE Venezuela, part of N Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana), and Guyana (formerly British Guiana).
The region consists of a cultivated coastal plain, where most of the population lives, and a forested, hilly interior, the Guiana Highlands.
The Guiana coast was discovered (1498) by Columbus, who did not land there.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Guiana.asp   (698 words)

  
 Declassified Documents on British Guiana
Sir Ralph said that in British Guiana politicians are forever looking for excuses why they cannot do something; it is the only country he knew in which a plausible excuse for inaction was an acceptable substitute for action.
Without debating the pros and cons of these considerations, it is another matter to accept the general thesis that we should support and live with a British Guiana under Marxist leadership with what this implies for the structure of the economy and the character of its political and social institutions.
A key factor in the proposals to get along with Jagan has been the hope that cooperation in British Guiana's development will bring the US and UK into a position of influence while at the same time Jagan and his government would be seized of their internal problems and concentrate their efforts on economic development.
www.guyana.org /govt/declassified_documents.html   (13463 words)

  
 French Guiana map and information page by World Atlas
Discovered by the Spanish in 1496, it was first settled by the French in 1604.
French Guiana was largely ignored until the 18th century when numerous governments tried to control the area, including France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Portugal.
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