National Symbols of French Guiana

French Guiana is a country in South America. It shares borders with the following countries: Suriname, Brazil, . The capital of French Guiana is Cayenne.

The official language is Guianese Creole French and the Euro is the currency of the French Guiana. The domain is .fr and the country code is +594.

National day is celebrated on 11 Jan 2023. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and French Guiana is no exception.

In French Guiana, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many French Guianese people. Ti' Punch is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of French Guiana. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national French Guianese symbol.

and Thierry Queffelec (Prefect) is the Prime Minister.

In French Guiana the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The French Guianese national anthem was written by Claude Joseph, Rouget de Lisle and composed by Claude Joseph, Rouget de Lisle.

Country information

Former name(s) Guyane
Official name(s) French Guinea
Alternative name(s) Département d’Outre-Mer de la Guyane française, Guyane, (Overseas Department of French Guiana)
Regional location Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname
Country name etymology From the local language (probably Cariban or Arawak), meaning “land of many waters”. Also spelled as Guyana. The French form gave the town name Cayenne.
Climate Tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain Low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains
Population 298,682
Language(s) Guianese Creole French
Religion Roman Catholicism
Country code +594
Literacy rate 82.9%
Currency Euro
Capital city Cayenne
Domain(TLD) .fr
Ethnicity Creoles, or Mulattoes (people of mixed African and French ancestry)
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality French Guianese
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 83,534 km2 (32,253 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−03:00 (GFT)
Average elevation 168 m (551 ft)
Coastline N/A
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of French Guiana

Flag map of French Guiana

Motto of French Guiana

"Work Creates Abundance"

National animal of French Guiana

The National animal of French Guiana is Deer

National Animal of French Guiana - Deer

National flower of French Guiana

The National flower of French Guiana is Water Lily. Botanical name is Nymphaeaceae.

National flower of French Guiana - Water Lily

National bird of French Guiana

The National bird of French Guiana is Not Declared

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Neighbouring countries of French Guiana

French Guianese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Every story has two sides.

Good and evil often come from the same source.

When the mighty fall on hard times, they are disrespected by all.

People may look alike, but all act differently.

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French Guiana is a territory of France

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