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French Guiana

French Guiana Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Indiana 2011
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Indiana 2006
Area > Land 89,150 sq km 2006 2nd out of 20
Area > Land > Per capita 446.85 sq km per 1,000 people 2006 1st out of 7
Area > Total 91,000 sq km 2006 2nd out of 18
Area > Water 1,850 sq km 2006 1st out of 6
Climate tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation 2011
Coastline 378 km 2011 132nd out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point Bellevue de l'Inini 851 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 4 00 N, 53 00 W 2006
Land boundaries > Border countries Brazil 730.4 km, Suriname 510 km 2011
Land use > Arable land 0.13% 2005 207th out of 211
Location Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname 2006
Natural resources bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), petroleum, kaolin, fish, niobium, tantalum, clay 2006
Terrain low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains 2006

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

Citation

"French Guiana Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/French-Guiana/Geography

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French Guiana Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3