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Quick Guide to the System of Government in French Guiana

Official Name of

Department of Guiana

Capital City of

Cayenne

Type of Government in

French Overseas Department

Branches of Government in

Executive Branch - Head of State
High Commissioner (serves as representative of French President)
Executive Branch - Head of Government
President of French Polynesia
Legislative Branch
Assembly of French Polynesia
Judicial Branch
Court of the First Instance, Court of Administrative Law & Court of Appeal

Urban Spread in

82% of population live in urban areas

Economy in

Developing Economy

Administrative Divisions in

2 Arrondissements
 Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni & Cayenne