Remire-Montjoly

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Remire-Montjoly
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Coordinates: 4°54′18″N 52°16′36″W / 4.905°N 52.2767°W / 4.905; -52.2767Coordinates: 4°54′18″N 52°16′36″W / 4.905°N 52.2767°W / 4.905; -52.2767
Country France
Overseas region and department French Guiana
Arrondissement Cayenne
Intercommunality Centre Littoral
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Marcel Ganty
Area
 • Land1 46.11 km2 (17.80 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 18,947
 • Population2 density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97309 / 97354

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.

Remire-Montjoly (often unofficially spelled Rémire-Montjoly) is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.

Remire-Montjoly is a suburb of Cayenne, the préfecture and largest city of French Guiana. It is located to the south-east of Cayenne. Residential districts spread along some of the best beaches in the Cayenne area.

Cayenne and French Guiana's main seaport, the port of Dégrad des Cannes, is located in the commune of Remire-Montjoly, on the estuary of the Mahury River. Almost all of French Guiana's imports and exports pass through the port of Dégrad des Cannes.

The commune was originally called Remire only, but on 27 March 1969 the name was officially changed into Remire-Montjoly to reflect the development of Montjoly, one of the two settlements located within the commune. With urban expansion, the settlements of Remire and Montjoly have now fused with Cayenne into a single urban area, although Remire-Montjoly remains a commune administratively separate from the commune of Cayenne.

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