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
Location of Sinnamary
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
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Claude Madeleine
Area
1
1,340 km2 (520 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
3,088
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−03:00
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.

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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