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Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana. Cayenne is an important industrial centre for the shrimp industry.French Guiana is located on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. The climate is tropical moderated by trade winds.The official language is French. Local residents also speak a Guianese creole. English is also spoken and understood but is limited. The main religion is Christianity.French Guiana is heavily dependent on France for subsidies, trade, and goods. Main industries include fishing, gold mining and timber. The Guiana Space Centre at Kourou contributes 25% of GDP and employs approximately 1,700 people.The culture of French Guiana has a strong French influence. While people are generally friendly, expatriates may encounter some initial wariness from local people inland, as few foreign visitors travel to these areas. In business settings, men and women generally wear suits.The security risk for expatriates in French Guiana is low. Risks include petty / street crime, particularly in Cayenne, and those related to strikes / protests.The currency of French Guiana is the Euro (EUR). French Guiana is a French Overseas Territory that is seen as part of mainland France.Medical facilities are limited and the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. Cases of Zika and Chikungunya virus as well as Dengue fever have been reported.The population of Cayenne is 132,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1% for French Guiana as at November 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for French Guiana is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 45%. Note: For income tax purposes, France covers mainland France, the coastal islands and Corsica; and overseas départements (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion and Mayotte).