French-guiana meaning

A French overseas department of northeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean. French settlement began in 1604, but the area was largely ignored until penal colonies (now closed) were established in the 1800s. Cayenne is the capital and the largest city.
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French overseas department in NE South America, on the Atlantic: 33,025 sq mi (85,534 sq km); cap. Cayenne.
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Overseas department of France in South America. Official name: Department of French Guiana.
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