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There are 2 arrondissements in the French Guiana department. The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.

If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.

Arrondissements are further divided into communes.

The arrondissements of French Guiana are:

Arrondissement Capital Population
9731 Cayenne Cayenne 164,489 42,588.9 3.9 14
9732 Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 87,849 40,945.0 2.1 8


  • 1946 : lthe French Guiana becomes an overseas department of France with only the arrondissement of Cayenne.
  • 1951 : the territory of Inini became the second arrondissement of the department.
  • 1969 : thearrondissement of Inini was changed to become the arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

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