Sinnamary

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Sinnamary
Sinnamary.jpg
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Coordinates: 5°22′39″N 52°57′35″W / 5.3774°N 52.9596°W / 5.3774; -52.9596Coordinates: 5°22′39″N 52°57′35″W / 5.3774°N 52.9596°W / 5.3774; -52.9596
Country France
Overseas region and department French Guiana
Arrondissement Cayenne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Georges Madeleine
Area
 • Land1 1,340 km2 (520 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 3,137
 • Population2 density 2.3/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97312 / 97315

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.

Sinnamary is a town and commune on the coast of French Guiana, between Kourou and Iracoubo. Sinnamary was the second French settlement to be founded in French Guiana: the town was founded in 1664.

It lies on the Sinnamary River. The town contains an Indonesian community, as well as a Galibi Amerindian community. Both communities produce artwork and jewellery that can be purchased. The main hotel in Sinnamary is the Hôtel du Fleuve.

The Guianan Soyuz launch site is situated within the territory of the Sinnamary commune. Colloquially the site and/or project are thus sometimes called "Soyuz at Sinnamary". However, because most other facilities of the Centre Spatial Guyanais are in the neighbouring and more populous Kourou commune, and because the entire CSG itself is thus often called the Kourou space centre, the Guianan Soyuz site/project is also occasionally called "Soyuz at Kourou", even though this is technically incorrect.

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