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Country Specific Information: French Guiana

June 12, 2011 Comments off

Country Specific Information: French Guiana
Source: U.S. Department of State

June 08, 2011

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: French Guiana is an overseas department of France. It is a sparsely populated tropical area located on the northeast coast of South America. French is the predominant language; English is not widely spoken. Tourist facilities are available, especially in the larger cities such as Cayenne and Kourou, but in some instances are not highly developed, and in the interior are almost non-existent. Read the Department of State’s Background Notes on France for additional information.

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Country Specific Information: French West Indies and French Guiana

May 1, 2011 Comments off

Country Specific Information: French West Indies and French Guiana
Source: U.S. Department of State

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The French West Indies consists of the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin (the French side) and St. Barthélemy. These islands are well developed. French is the official language on these islands; English is widely spoken in St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, but much less so in Martinique and Guadeloupe. U.S. currency is widely accepted in St. Martin and St. Barthélemy. If visiting Guadeloupe and Martinique, you will need to use a credit card or change your U.S. currency to Euros. Read the Department of State Background Notes on France for additional information.

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