Mana, French Guiana

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Mana
Commune
The church of Saint-Joseph of Mana
The church of Saint-Joseph of Mana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Coordinates: 5°40′11″N 53°46′41″W / 5.6697°N 53.778°W / 5.6697; -53.778Coordinates: 5°40′11″N 53°46′41″W / 5.6697°N 53.778°W / 5.6697; -53.778
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentFrench Guiana
ArrondissementSaint-Laurent-du-Maroni
CantonMana
IntercommunalityOuest Guyanais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Georges Patient
Area16,333 km2 (2,445 sq mi)
Population (2012)29,334
 • Density1.5/km2 (3.8/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code97306 /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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