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French Guiana


    • Population:
      145,270 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        32% (female 22,511; male 23,535)

        15-64 years:
        63% (female 41,995; male 50,064)

        65 years and over:
        5% (female 3,608; male 3,557) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      4.13% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      25.23 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      4.61 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      20.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      15.1 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        75.52 years

        male:
        72.27 years

        female:
        78.94 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      3.46 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        French Guianese (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        French Guianese

    • Ethnic divisions:
      black or mulatto 66%, Caucasian 12%, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian 12%, other 10%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic

    • Languages:
      French

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1982)

        total population:
        83%

        male:
        84%

        female:
        82%

    • Labor force:
      23,265

        by occupation:
        services, government, and commerce 60.6%, industry 21.2%, agriculture 18.2% (1980)






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