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    French Guiana Geography - 1990

      Total area: 91,000 km2
      land area: 89,150 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Indiana

      Land boundaries: 1,183 km total; Brazil 673 km, Suriname 510 km

      Coastline: 378 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: Suriname claims area between Riviere Litani and Riviere Marouini (both headwaters of the Lawa)

      Climate: tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain: low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains

      Natural resources: bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), cinnabar, kaolin, fish

      Land use: NEGL% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; NEGL% meadows and pastures; 82% forest and woodland; 18% other

      Environment: mostly an unsettled wilderness

      NOTE: The information regarding French Guiana on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Guiana Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Guiana Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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