French Guiana is an overseas region of France, located on the north Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. Its capital is Cayenne, and its largest city is Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
With an area of 83,534 km2 (32,253 sq mi), French Guiana is the largest of the European Union's overseas departments and regions, and the second largest region of France after Metropolitan France. It has a very low population density of 3.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.8/sq mi), and its population is estimated at just over 300,000.
The majority of the population is of French and African descent, with a small minority of Amerindian and Asian descent. The official language is French, but Creole and other languages are also spoken.
French Guiana's economy is dominated by the space industry, with the European Space Agency's Guiana Space Centre accounting for a large proportion of the region's GDP. Other major industries include fishing and forestry.
The region has a tropical climate, with average temperatures of 26°C (79°F). French Guiana is a popular tourist destination, with its rainforests and beaches attracting visitors from all over the world.