Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
|Overseas region and department||French Guiana|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Paul Martin|
|• Land1||2,112 km2 (815 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97357 / 97340|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The commune was originally called Grand-Santi-Papaichton and included the now independent communes of Apatou and Papaichton. On 12 November 1976 Apatou was detached from Grand-Santi-Papaichton and became an independent commune. On 1 January 1993 Papaichton was also detached from Grand-Saint-Papaichton and became an independent commune. On that occasion, the name of the commune was shortened into Grand-Santi.
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