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French Guiana
Capital:
Cayenne
Population:
191,309 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal settlements until 1951. The European Space Agency launches its communication satellites from Kourou.
Government type:
NA
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $1.551 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
3,200 (2002)
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