Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
|Overseas region and department||French Guiana|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Joseph Ateni|
|• Land1||2,628 km2 (1,015 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||0.56/km2 (1.4/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97362 / 97316|
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.
Papaïchton (the official spelling is Papaichton, but the spelling with a trema is the most frequent) is a commune in the overseas region and department of French Guiana. The village lies on the shores of the Maroni River, which used to be the only way to access the village.
Papaïchton is home to some of the Aluku people.
- 1895 : The village is said to have been founded by "granman Ochi".
- 1930 : Creation of the territory of Inini, administrative division including Papaïchton
- 1946 : Departmentalisation of French Guiana, and the territory of Inini becomes an arrondissement
- 1968 : Creation of a municipal circle in Grand-Santi-Papaïchton
- 1969 : Municipal circles transformed into communes
- 1976 : Separation of the communes of Apatou and Grand-Santi-Papaïchton
- 1993 : Separation of the communes of Grand-Santi and Papaïchton.
Incident at Loka