Diverse People, Rich Culture and Bountiful Lands
is a country on the northeastern coast of South America sandwiched between Brazil, Suriname and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most remarkably diverse and culturally unique places on Earth, French Guiana is a mix of East Indians, ethnic blacks, Chinese, Lebanese, Southeast Asian and Brazilian people who speak French, Creole and Indigenous languages.
Although the population booms in and around the capital city of Cayenne, the country's interior is largely uninhabited. More than 80 percent of the country is covered by forest, which is teeming with important ecosystems and countless species of plants and animals.