French Guiana Government

What is the capital of French Guiana?

Country Name French Guiana
Full Country Name Department of Guiana
Local - Short Guyane
Government Type NA
Capital Name Cayenne
Independence none (overseas department of France)
National Holiday Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - although often incorrectly referred to as Bastille Day, the celebration actually commemorates the holiday held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille (on 14 July 1789) and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy; other names for the holiday are Fete Nationale (National Holiday) and quatorze juillet (14th of July)
Constitution 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)
Dependency Status overseas department of France

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French Guiana Government and Politics

Who is the president of French Guiana?

Executive Branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Ange MANCINI (since 31 July 2002)


head of government: President of the General Council Pierre DESERT (since 26 March 2004); President of the Regional Council Antoine KARAM (since 22 March 1992)


cabinet: NA


elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; presidents of the General and Regional Councils are appointed by the members of those councils
Legal System: the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Regions or States: none (overseas department of France)
International Organization Participation: UPU
Diplomatic Representation in the US: none (overseas department of France)
Diplomatic Representation from US: none (overseas department of France)
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