Mana, French Guiana
The church of Saint-Joseph of Mana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
|Overseas region and department||French Guiana|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Georges Patient|
|Area1||6,333 km2 (2,445 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.5/km2 (3.8/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97306 /97360|
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.
Mana is a commune and town in French Guiana. It was founded in 1828 by Sister Anne-Marie Javouhey. It borders the La Mana River, whence it gets its name; and is nearby the Maroni River. Mana is the primary producer of rice in French Guiana, which it exports to Suriname.
On 1 January 1989, about 3% of the territory of Mana was detached and became the commune of Awala-Yalimapo.
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