Geography of French Guiana
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French Guiana is an overseas region of France, located on the northern coast of South America between Suriname and Brazil. The country is part of Caribbean South America and borders the North Atlantic Ocean.
Total: 91,000 km²
Land: 89,150 km²
Water: 1,850 km²
Total: 1,183 km
Border countries: Brazil 673 km, Suriname 510 km (disputed)
Coastline: 378 km
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nmi (370.4 km; 230.2 mi) territorial sea: 12 nmi (22.2 km; 13.8 mi).
Arable land: 0%
Other: 10% (1996 est.)
Irrigated land: 20 km² (1993 est.)
Geography - note: mostly an unsettled wilderness.
Tropical and hot with a Köppen climate classification of tropical rainforest (Af) throughout most of the country. High frequency of heavy showers, severe thunderstorms and flooding.
Low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains, see Guiana Shield.
- Northernmost point – Pointe Isère
- Southernmost point – Border with Brazil, Maripasoula
- Westernmost point –
- Easternmost point –
- Highest point – Bellevue de l'Inini: 851 m
- Lowest point – Atlantic Ocean: 0 m
This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.
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