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ID: 1000053
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000053

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of French Guiana (dependent state)  French Guiana (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 04 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 4.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 053 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -53.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The area now known as French Guiana was first explored by Spain in the early 16th century. French merchants and the Dutch arrived in the early 17th century. The inhabitants became French citizens in the 19th century. Off of the coast, French Guiana housed the infamous penal institution Devil's Island. The population comprises mainly Creoles, Europeans, Amerindians & Africans. The official language is French, though Creole patois, Sranan and Amerindian languages are spoken outside the towns.

Names:
Guyane (preferred,C,V)
French Guiana (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Guyane française (C,V)
Département de la Guyane (C,V)
Département de la Guyane française (C,V)
La Guyane française (C,V)
Department of Guiana (C,O)
Frans Guyana (C,O)
Französisch-Guyana (C,O)
Guiana Francesca (C,O)
GUF (C,O,ISO3L)
GF (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO254 (C,O,ISO3N)
FG00 (C,O,FIPS)
French Guianese (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of French Guiana (dependent state)  ........  French Guiana (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of French Guiana (dependent state)  ............  French Guiana (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  awarded to France in Treaty of Breda in 1667
primary political unit (C)
overseas department (C)  ............  of France, established 1946
colony (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Cayenne .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, South America, French Guiana) [7005770]

Sources and Contributors:
Département de la Guyane..........  [VP]
.........................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 974 ff.
Département de la Guyane française..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 598
Department of Guiana..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
FG00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 04/07/99
Frans Guyana..........  [VP]
.......................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 231
Französisch-Guyana..........  [VP]
...................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
French Guiana..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 23 April 2014
..........................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..........................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 418
French Guianese..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 November 2003
.............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 11 November 2003
GF..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
GUF..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Guiana Francesca..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Guyane..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 23 April 2014
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 23 April 2014
Guyane française..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 393
ISO254..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
La Guyane française..........  [VP]
...................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 213-214
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 598
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 213-214
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 393
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 974 ff.
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 November 2003
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 231
..................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 11 November 2003
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 04/07/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 418
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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