Grand-Santi

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Grand-Santi
A view of Grand-Santi, towards the village
A view of Grand-Santi, towards the village
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of Grand-Santi
Coordinates: 4°16′26″N 54°22′58″W / 4.2739°N 54.3828°W / 4.2739; -54.3828Coordinates: 4°16′26″N 54°22′58″W / 4.2739°N 54.3828°W / 4.2739; -54.3828
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentFrench Guiana
ArrondissementSaint-Laurent-du-Maroni
IntercommunalityOuest Guyanais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Paul Martin
Area
1
2,112 km2 (815 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
6,029
 • Density2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−03:00
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.

Grand-Santi is a commune of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.

History[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

The Grand-Santi Airport is located 1 km (0.54 NM) northeast of Grand-Santi.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SOGS – GRAND SANTI. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 20 June 2019.