Background notes, French Antilles and Guiana

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .

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SeriesDepartment of State publication -- 8856 -- Background notes series, Department of State publication -- 8856, Department of State publication
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division
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Indians were the 1st known indigenous inhabitants of French Guiana and the French Antilles. Columbus sighted Guadeloupe inMartinique in orand the Guiana coast probably during his 3rd voyage in Geographical and historical treatment of French Guiana, overseas territorial collectivity of France, situated on the northeastern coast of South America.

French Guiana is bounded by Brazil to the south and east, Suriname to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast. The capital is Cayenne. This chapter describes the history of French Guiana during the time when French Guianese Background notes emerged (–). After providing background information about the Native American, French and.

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