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    French Guiana Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/french_guiana/french_guiana_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname


      Geographic coordinates: 4 00 N, 53 00 W


      Map references: South America


      Area: total: 91,000 sq km
      water: 1,850 sq km
      land: 89,150 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Indiana


      Land boundaries: total: 1,183 km
      border countries: Brazil 673 km, Suriname 510 km


      Coastline: 378 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation


      Terrain: low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Bellevue de l'Inini 851 m


      Natural resources: bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), cinnabar, kaolin, fish


      Land use: arable land: 0.11% NEGL
      permanent crops: 0.03%
      other: 99.86% (90% forest, 10% other) (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: high frequency of heavy showers and severe thunderstorms; flooding


      Environment - current issues: NA


      Geography - note: mostly an unsettled wilderness; the only non-independent portion of the South American continent


      NOTE: The information regarding French Guiana on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Guiana Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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