Capital: Cayenne

Population: 268,234 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Creole, Spanish, English, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Black, Mulatto, White, East Indian, Amerindian, Chinese, and others

Largest Cities: Cayenne, Matoury, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, Kourou

Main Sport: Football, Athletics, Water Sports

Political System: Overseas Territory of France

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Victory Day (May 8)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Abolition of Slavery (June 10)

Bastille Day (July 14)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Armistice Day (November 11)

Christmas (December 25)