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Cayenne

Cayenne
Town hall
Administration
Full nameCayenne
CountryFrance
ArrondissementCayenne
IntercommunalityCentre Littoral
MayorRodolphe Alexandre
Statistics
Land Area9.1 sq mi (23.60 km2)
Total Population64297 (2010)
- Density7056.2/sq mi (2724.4/km2)
Postal code97300
INSEE97302

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Cayenne (-frkajɛn) is the capital of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. The city stands on a former island at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the Atlantic coast. The city's motto is "Ferit Aurum Industria" which means "Work brings wealth". Cayenne is the place from where most of the geosynchronous satellites are launched.

At the 2006 census, there were 100,323 inhabitants in the urban area of Cayenne (as defined by INSEE), 50,594 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Cayenne proper, and the remainder in the neighbouring commune of Remire-Montjoly. The commune of Matoury (18,032 inhabitants in 1999), where Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport is located, is also a suburb of Cayenne, but it was not included in the official definition of the urban area by INSEE in 1999.


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