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Country (long form) Department of Guiana
Capital Cayenne
Total Area 35,135.30 sq mi
91,000 sq km
(slightly smaller than Indiana)
Population 172,605 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 N/A
Languages French
Literacy 83% total, 84% male, 82% female (1982 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic
Life Expectancy 72.77 male, 79.6 female (2000 est.)
Government Type N/A
Currency 1 French franc (F) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) $6,000 (1998 est.)
Industry construction, shrimp processing, forestry products, rum, gold mining
Agriculture rice, manioc (tapioca), sugar, cocoa, vegetables, bananas; cattle, pigs, poultry
Arable Land 0%
Natural Resources bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), cinnabar, kaolin, fish


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