• Macron visits French territory of Guiana

    Emmanuel Macron arrives in French Guiana for a 2 day visit in a tense climate, six months after a social movement paralyzed the territory. IMAGES

    published: 26 Oct 2017
  • Black Butterfly PICTURES from Amazonica ( FRENCH GUYANA )

    published: 02 Sep 2010
  • French Guiana - Devils Island

    Highlights of our visit to the Iles of Salut or "Islands of Savation" as they were known by missionaries trying to escape the plague on mainland Guiana. After the "Bagne de Cayenne" or Penal Colony of Cayenne was built by the French in 1852 the islands collectively became known as "Devils Island". The island prision was made famous by the movie Papaillon, starring Steve McQueen, in 1973.

    published: 20 Dec 2014
  • French Guiana

    published: 04 Sep 2015
  • Black Beauty in French Guiana

    French Guiana is an overseas region of France located in South America. The first inhabitants were the native americans. Africans(incuding mulattos,and blacks) Make up 66% of population. Slavery was abolished in 1848. (Song) avec le temps by sweet way

    published: 03 Aug 2010
  • French Guiana Aviation - Aviation Guyane

    Quelques aéronefs en Guyane. Aéroport Félix Eboué (Matoury) BONUS: Ariane 5 vue d'un Cessna 172 ! Aimez ma page, Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/samy.khodr.photography Abonnez-vous, Instagram : http://instagram.com/samy_khodr Mes photos en HD, Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/samy_khodr/ Je remercie Youri !

    published: 05 Jan 2015
  • Charlotte's apartment in St. Laurent, French Guiana #2

    Here's part 2 of Charlotte's apartment tour in French Guiana; heading out for a weekend teaching trip - March 2009. Filming by Ginger

    published: 14 Apr 2009
  • The French Guiana

    Brilliant place.

    published: 17 Apr 2008
  • Wildlife of French Guiana

    Petite vidéo de mon BTS GPN en Guyane ! Retrouvez moi sur : Vincentpremel.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VincentPreme... Twitter : https://twitter.com/PremelV Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+vincentpreme... Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent... 500px : https://500px.com/popular A très vite pour la suite !!

    published: 19 Mar 2016
  • Cayenne, French Guyana

    We finally made it to Cayenne today - looking forward to the performance tonight with Christian McBride & Inside Straight at the Jazz Festival. Video from walking around town (the usual) and soundcheck.

    published: 03 Oct 2009
  • French Army: Ground Forces - French Guiana Operation Titan and Harpie 2016 Part 4/4 (1/2) HD 1080p

    L'orpaillage illégal est un véritable fléau en Guyane française, tout comme au Suriname. Avec plusieurs milliers de chercheurs d’or clandestins, venus principalement de régions défavorisées du Brésil ou du Suriname, ces « garimpeiros », exploitent le sous-sol, avec tous les problèmes qui en découlent : saccage d’une des forêts tropicales uniques au monde, la moins fragmentée pour cette surface. Et le mercure utilisé en grande quantité (utilisé pour agglomérer les petites particules d'or) contamine les rivières, le poisson, et donc, les populations locales. Les orpailleurs illégaux, bénéficiant parfois de la téléphonie moderne et du GPS et/ou encadrés par des réseaux mafieux et armés, se sont faits plus mobiles et discrets depuis les années 1990. Opérant parfois aussi de nuit, et sous le c...

    published: 22 Aug 2016
  • Devil's Island Penal Colony - French Guiana.

    Devils Island Penal Colony - French Guiana. The penal colony of Cayenne commonly known as Devil's Island, was a notorious prison of the 19th and 20th centuries. It operated at several locations in French Guiana. Opened in 1852, it is notorious for being used for internal exile of French political prisoners during that period, the most famous of which was Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The system was closed down in 1953. The prison system stretched over several locations, on the mainland and in the off-shore Îles du Salut group. Île Royale was the reception centre for the general population of the penal colony; they were housed in moderate freedom due to the difficulty of escape from the island. Île Saint-Joseph was the Reclusion, where inmates were sent to be punished by solitary confinement in...

    published: 08 Jan 2015
  • Discover secrets of Guyana by beautiful photos - SL 01

    Discover secrets of Guyana by beautiful photos - SL 01 Guyana is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, included in the Caribbean region due to its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the fourth-smallest country on mainland South America after Uruguay, Suriname and French Guiana (an overseas region of France). Guyana can be called as a paradise for nature lovers, the eco-tourist and adventure seekers alike. Guyana has a great combination of beautiful natural attractions,...

    published: 13 Oct 2017
  • Devils Island. Iles du Sant. Ile du Diable. Ile Royale. Ile Saint-Joseph. French Guiana.

    Devils Island. Iles du Sant. Ile du Diable. Ile Royale. Ile Saint-Joseph. French Guiana. My Travels Neil Walker

    published: 15 Aug 2012
  • devil's island in french guyana

    inspiration of papillion

    published: 15 Sep 2011
  • French Guyana 2012 Titanus giganteus.mov

    published: 11 Feb 2012
  • Ariane 5 blasts off from French Guiana with Telecom Satellite Duo

    Video Credit: Arianespace Launch Updates: http://spaceflight101.com/ariane-5-va234/ Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket rumbled away from the edge of the Amazon on Wednesday, taking flight for the last time in 2016 for a dual-satellite delivery mission to Geostationary Transfer Orbit with the Star One D1 and JCSat-15 telecom satellites for Brazil and Japan. The 55-meter tall rocket leapt off its French Guiana launch pad at 20:30 UTC and powered uphill with twin Solid Rocket Boosters and its powerful cryogenic core stage – departing South America on the typical path to the east for a quick 20-minute flight across the Atlantic to drop its payloads off while passing over Africa.

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • Cayenne, French Guiana : The Beach

    The sea-side in Cayenne, French Guiana. Music by Nasio Fontaine. / La plage des colibris, à Cayenne.

    published: 05 Mar 2007
  • French Guiana / Guyane

    French Guiana / officially Guyane is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department / département d'outre-mer, or DOM located on the northern coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil and Suriname. Like the other DOMs, French Guiana is also an overseas region of France, one of the 26 regions of France. Its currency is the euro. The prefecture is Cayenne. The addition of the adjective "French" comes from colonial times when three such colonies existed: British Guiana (now Guyana), Dutch Guiana (now Suriname) and French Guiana. The three are still often collectively referred to as the Guianas. French Guiana was originally inhabited by a number of indigenous American people. It was settled by the French during the 17th century. After the Tre...

    published: 20 Feb 2010
  • French Guiana (South America)

    welcome to French Guiana

    published: 12 Apr 2009
  • "Back in the (EU)SSR" Els_and_peter's photos around Cayenne, French Guiana

    Preview of Els_and_peter's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/els_and_peter/1/1254094592/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos: http://www.travelpod.com/help/faq#youtube

    published: 11 Dec 2010
  • Satellites take off from French Guiana - no comment

    No Comment | euronews: watch the international news without commentary | http://www.euronews.net/nocomment/ The Ariane 5 rocket and its payload of two telecommunications satellites were launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday.

    published: 23 Sep 2011
  • French Guyana traditional clothes (Created with @Magisto)

    Created using Magisto. Share your story using the free video editing app that transforms your photos and videos with the swipe of your finger. Available for Android and iOS. Get the app: http://magis.to/get

    published: 10 Mar 2016
  • Landing at Cayenne - French Guyana - Air France A340

    A beautiful visual app on the rwy 08 at the Rochambeau Airport - Cayenne, French Guyana. Congratulations, nice landing!!!

    published: 24 Apr 2011
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Macron visits French territory of Guiana

Macron visits French territory of Guiana

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Emmanuel Macron arrives in French Guiana for a 2 day visit in a tense climate, six months after a social movement paralyzed the territory. IMAGES
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Black Butterfly PICTURES from Amazonica ( FRENCH GUYANA )

Black Butterfly PICTURES from Amazonica ( FRENCH GUYANA )

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French Guiana - Devils Island

French Guiana - Devils Island

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Highlights of our visit to the Iles of Salut or "Islands of Savation" as they were known by missionaries trying to escape the plague on mainland Guiana. After the "Bagne de Cayenne" or Penal Colony of Cayenne was built by the French in 1852 the islands collectively became known as "Devils Island". The island prision was made famous by the movie Papaillon, starring Steve McQueen, in 1973.
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French Guiana

French Guiana

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Black Beauty in French Guiana

Black Beauty in French Guiana

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French Guiana is an overseas region of France located in South America. The first inhabitants were the native americans. Africans(incuding mulattos,and blacks) Make up 66% of population. Slavery was abolished in 1848. (Song) avec le temps by sweet way
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French Guiana Aviation - Aviation Guyane

French Guiana Aviation - Aviation Guyane

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Quelques aéronefs en Guyane. Aéroport Félix Eboué (Matoury) BONUS: Ariane 5 vue d'un Cessna 172 ! Aimez ma page, Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/samy.khodr.photography Abonnez-vous, Instagram : http://instagram.com/samy_khodr Mes photos en HD, Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/samy_khodr/ Je remercie Youri !
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Charlotte's apartment in St. Laurent, French Guiana #2

Charlotte's apartment in St. Laurent, French Guiana #2

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Here's part 2 of Charlotte's apartment tour in French Guiana; heading out for a weekend teaching trip - March 2009. Filming by Ginger
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The French Guiana

The French Guiana

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Brilliant place.
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Wildlife of French Guiana

Wildlife of French Guiana

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Petite vidéo de mon BTS GPN en Guyane ! Retrouvez moi sur : Vincentpremel.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VincentPreme... Twitter : https://twitter.com/PremelV Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+vincentpreme... Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent... 500px : https://500px.com/popular A très vite pour la suite !!
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Cayenne, French Guyana

Cayenne, French Guyana

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We finally made it to Cayenne today - looking forward to the performance tonight with Christian McBride & Inside Straight at the Jazz Festival. Video from walking around town (the usual) and soundcheck.
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French Army: Ground Forces - French Guiana Operation Titan and Harpie 2016 Part 4/4 (1/2) HD 1080p

French Army: Ground Forces - French Guiana Operation Titan and Harpie 2016 Part 4/4 (1/2) HD 1080p

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L'orpaillage illégal est un véritable fléau en Guyane française, tout comme au Suriname. Avec plusieurs milliers de chercheurs d’or clandestins, venus principalement de régions défavorisées du Brésil ou du Suriname, ces « garimpeiros », exploitent le sous-sol, avec tous les problèmes qui en découlent : saccage d’une des forêts tropicales uniques au monde, la moins fragmentée pour cette surface. Et le mercure utilisé en grande quantité (utilisé pour agglomérer les petites particules d'or) contamine les rivières, le poisson, et donc, les populations locales. Les orpailleurs illégaux, bénéficiant parfois de la téléphonie moderne et du GPS et/ou encadrés par des réseaux mafieux et armés, se sont faits plus mobiles et discrets depuis les années 1990. Opérant parfois aussi de nuit, et sous le couvert des arbres, ils se rendent plus difficiles à repérer. Le mercure et les carburants, ainsi que les armes, la drogue et l'alcool, font également l'objet d'un commerce caché, qui s'accompagne localement de prostitution et de violences. Depuis mars 2008, la France combat les orpailleurs via l'opération « Harpie ». Les opérations militaires se multiplient sur les sites clandestins : contrôles renforcés, tant sur les routes que sur les fleuves, destructions systématiques de tout le matériel trouvé sur place, etc. Mais la tâche à accomplir reste immense pour éradiquer ce fléau. Entre 2011 et 2013, les chantiers clandestins d’extraction de l’or avaient pratiquement doublé tandis que l’Office national des forêts (INF) déplorait la destruction de 450 hectares et de 60 km de cours d’eau pollués par le mercure. Les militaires engagés sur le terrain ont affaire à des orpailleurs illégaux organisés et armés. Il y a déjà eu plusieurs embuscades et désormais, nos militaires ont changé leur stratégie. Les forces armées en Guyane (FAG), regroupent l'ensemble des unités militaires françaises stationnées dans ce département d'outre-mer. « Ne faire ni ce qu’on attend de nous, ni le contraire, mais tout autre chose »… Telle est la devise qu’elles ont appliquée au cours de ces derniers mois. En clair, elles ont fait preuve d’audace, d’intelligence tactique et de résistance physique pour surprendre des orpailleurs clandestins souvent « médusés », voire « dépités ». C’est ainsi que, entre janvier 2014 et décembre 2015, le nombre de sites d’orpaillage non autorisés a chuté de 479 à 204. « Ces opérations [des FAG] ont permis au cours des six derniers mois de constater une baisse de 20 % des sites d’orpaillages illégaux et de 30 % du nombre des orpailleurs » Source : Opex 360 http://www.opex360.com/2016/05/13/laction-des-forces-armees-sensiblement-fait-baisser-lorpaillage-illegal-en-guyane/ Voici un site dédié à l’action citoyenne, avec le collectif "Hurleurs de Guyane" qui, depuis fin 2013, informe et alerte sur le fléau de la Guyane : l’orpaillage illégal. Vous y trouveriez entre autres, de nombreuses photos de sites forestiers dévaster par l'orpaillage illégal, ainsi que des rivières polluer, voire recouverte de nappe de mercure : http://www.hurleursdeguyane.org/
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Devil's Island Penal Colony - French Guiana.

Devil's Island Penal Colony - French Guiana.

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Devils Island Penal Colony - French Guiana. The penal colony of Cayenne commonly known as Devil's Island, was a notorious prison of the 19th and 20th centuries. It operated at several locations in French Guiana. Opened in 1852, it is notorious for being used for internal exile of French political prisoners during that period, the most famous of which was Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The system was closed down in 1953. The prison system stretched over several locations, on the mainland and in the off-shore Îles du Salut group. Île Royale was the reception centre for the general population of the penal colony; they were housed in moderate freedom due to the difficulty of escape from the island. Île Saint-Joseph was the Reclusion, where inmates were sent to be punished by solitary confinement in silence and darkness for escapes or offences committed in the penal colony. Île du Diable was for political prisoners. In the 19th century, the most famous such prisoner was Captain Alfred Dreyfus. In addition to the prisons on each of the three islands in the Salut island group, the French constructed three related prison facilities on the South American mainland, just across the straits at Kourou; 30 miles east in Cayenne, which later became the capital of French Guyana; and a hundred miles west at St. Laurent. The islands were part of a penal colony from 1852 onwards for common-law criminals of France, who were convicted by juries rather than magistrates. The main part of the penal colony was a labor camp that stretched along the border with Dutch Guiana (present-day Suriname). This penal colony was controversial as it had a reputation for harshness and brutality. Prisoner-on-prisoner violence was common; tropical diseases were rife. Only a small minority of broken survivors returned to France to tell how horrible it was; they sometimes scared other potential criminals to go straight. This system was gradually phased out and has been completely shut down since 1953. Since the late 20th century, the islands have been tourist destinations. The islands were featured in the book Papillon (1970), published as a memoir by Henri Charrière, a former prisoner who escaped. Devil's Island and associated prisons eventually became one of the most infamous prison systems in history. While the prison system was in use (1852–1953), inmates included political prisoners (such as 239 republicans who opposed Napoleon III's coup d'état in 1851) and the most hardened of thieves and murderers. The vast majority of the more than 80,000 prisoners sent to the Devil's Island prison system never made it back to France. Many died due to disease and harsh conditions. Sanitary systems were limited, and the region was mosquito-infested, with endemic tropical diseases. The only exit from the island prisons was by water, and few convicts escaped. A common way for convicts to earn money was to trap butterflies, which were sold to collectors. Convicts who were lucky enough to have family willing to send them money had to have it sent to them in care of a prison guard. The standard practice was for the guard to keep a quarter of the amount sent for himself and give the rest to the prisoner. On 30 May 1854, France passed a new law of forced residency. It required convicts to stay in French Guiana after completion of sentence for a time equal to their forced labour time. If the original sentence exceeded eight years, they were forced to stay as residents for the remainder of their lives and were provided land to settle on. In time, a variety of penal regimes emerged, as convicts were divided into categories according to the severity of their crimes and the terms of their imprisonment or "forced residence" regime. The horrors of the penal settlement were publicized during the Dreyfus affair, as the French army captain Alfred Dreyfus was unjustly convicted of treason and sent to Devil's Island on 5 January 1895. In 1938 the penal system was strongly criticized in Rene Belbenoit's book Dry Guillotine. Shortly after the release of Belbenoit's book, which aroused public outrage about the conditions, the French government announced plans to close the bagne de Cayennes. The outbreak of World War II delayed this operation but, from 1946 until 1953, one by one the prisons were closed. The Devil's Island facility was the last to be closed. All images are either in the Public Domain or on Google images labeled for reuse. All music is credited to with kind permission to Kevin MacLeod and his website incompetech - Royalty free music - http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ Text by wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Island Be Sure to Subscribe for our New Video's. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOFs9kGfVcPVMBILUokUt9g Thanks.
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Discover secrets of Guyana by beautiful photos - SL 01

Discover secrets of Guyana by beautiful photos - SL 01

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Discover secrets of Guyana by beautiful photos - SL 01 Guyana is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, included in the Caribbean region due to its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the fourth-smallest country on mainland South America after Uruguay, Suriname and French Guiana (an overseas region of France). Guyana can be called as a paradise for nature lovers, the eco-tourist and adventure seekers alike. Guyana has a great combination of beautiful natural attractions, with huge waterfalls, pristine Amazon rainforests and wildlife combined with a vibrant indigenous culture. People here are very friendly and hospitable as well as very nice. Not surprisingly, visitors say that Guyana is a paradise for nature lovers, ecotourists and the same adventurous. With its biodiversity, natural beauty and rare creatures, it promises to be extremely spectacular and attractive when you have a trip to Guyana. It will be an unforgettable experience. Now let's enjoy this video clip, to visualize some of the unique beauty of Guyana. Thank you Please subscribe, like and share TD AND SECRETS OF THE LIFE Let free subscribe at : https://goo.gl/1CkwcJ My blogs : https://tdsecrets.blogspot.com/
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Devils Island. Iles du Sant. Ile du Diable. Ile Royale. Ile Saint-Joseph. French Guiana.

Devils Island. Iles du Sant. Ile du Diable. Ile Royale. Ile Saint-Joseph. French Guiana.

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devil's island in french guyana

devil's island in french guyana

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inspiration of papillion
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French Guyana 2012 Titanus giganteus.mov

French Guyana 2012 Titanus giganteus.mov

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Ariane 5 blasts off from French Guiana with Telecom Satellite Duo

Ariane 5 blasts off from French Guiana with Telecom Satellite Duo

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Video Credit: Arianespace Launch Updates: http://spaceflight101.com/ariane-5-va234/ Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket rumbled away from the edge of the Amazon on Wednesday, taking flight for the last time in 2016 for a dual-satellite delivery mission to Geostationary Transfer Orbit with the Star One D1 and JCSat-15 telecom satellites for Brazil and Japan. The 55-meter tall rocket leapt off its French Guiana launch pad at 20:30 UTC and powered uphill with twin Solid Rocket Boosters and its powerful cryogenic core stage – departing South America on the typical path to the east for a quick 20-minute flight across the Atlantic to drop its payloads off while passing over Africa.
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Cayenne, French Guiana : The Beach

Cayenne, French Guiana : The Beach

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The sea-side in Cayenne, French Guiana. Music by Nasio Fontaine. / La plage des colibris, à Cayenne.
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French Guiana / Guyane

French Guiana / Guyane

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French Guiana / officially Guyane is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department / département d'outre-mer, or DOM located on the northern coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil and Suriname. Like the other DOMs, French Guiana is also an overseas region of France, one of the 26 regions of France. Its currency is the euro. The prefecture is Cayenne. The addition of the adjective "French" comes from colonial times when three such colonies existed: British Guiana (now Guyana), Dutch Guiana (now Suriname) and French Guiana. The three are still often collectively referred to as the Guianas. French Guiana was originally inhabited by a number of indigenous American people. It was settled by the French during the 17th century. After the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Louis XV sent 12,000 settlers to French Guiana to colonise the region. One and a half years later only a few hundred survived.Its infamous Île du Diable (Devil's Island) was the site of penal settlements from 1852 until 1951. More than 70,000 French convicts were deported to French Guiana between 1852 and 1939. In 1809 a Portuguese-British naval squadron took French Guiana for the Portuguese Empire. With the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1814 the region was handed back to the French, though a Portuguese presence remained until 1817. A border dispute with Brazil arose in the late nineteenth century over a vast area of jungle, leading to the short-lived pro-French independent state of Counani in the disputed territory and some fighting between settlers, before the dispute was resolved largely in favour of Brazil by the arbitration of the Swiss government. In 1946, French Guiana became an overseas department of France. The 1970s saw the settlement of Hmong refugees from Laos. A movement for increased autonomy from France gained some momentum in the 1970s and 1980s, but has since abated.
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French Guiana (South America)

French Guiana (South America)

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welcome to French Guiana
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"Back in the (EU)SSR" Els_and_peter's photos around Cayenne, French Guiana

"Back in the (EU)SSR" Els_and_peter's photos around Cayenne, French Guiana

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Preview of Els_and_peter's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/els_and_peter/1/1254094592/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos: http://www.travelpod.com/help/faq#youtube
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Satellites take off from French Guiana - no comment

Satellites take off from French Guiana - no comment

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No Comment | euronews: watch the international news without commentary | http://www.euronews.net/nocomment/ The Ariane 5 rocket and its payload of two telecommunications satellites were launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday.
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French Guyana traditional clothes  (Created with @Magisto)

French Guyana traditional clothes (Created with @Magisto)

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Created using Magisto. Share your story using the free video editing app that transforms your photos and videos with the swipe of your finger. Available for Android and iOS. Get the app: http://magis.to/get
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Landing at Cayenne - French Guyana - Air France A340

Landing at Cayenne - French Guyana - Air France A340

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A beautiful visual app on the rwy 08 at the Rochambeau Airport - Cayenne, French Guyana. Congratulations, nice landing!!!
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