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French Guiana (French, Guyane) is a French province in South America. The capital is Cayenne (pronounced: kay-yen).

There are gold mines and many trees. The money used is the euro. There is also a famous island where criminals were sent to serve in prison, and it is called Devil's Island, or Ile du Diable.

66% of the people are considered black or mulatto, 12% are white, 12% are East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian 12%, and 10% fall into other ethnic groups.

The European Space Agency launches rockets in French Guiana, near Kourou.

It is also the largest territory outside of Europe that is part of the European Union.