Arrondissements of the Guyane department

Map of the arrondissements of Guyane.
Map of the arrondissements of Guyane in 1952 (green: Inini, yellow: Cayenne).

The 2 arrondissements of the Guyane department are:[1]

  1. Arrondissement of Cayenne, (prefecture of the Guyane department: Cayenne) with 14 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 176,357 in 2016.
  2. Arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, (subprefecture: Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni) with 8 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 92,995 in 2016.

History

At the creation of the department of Guyane in 1947, its only arrondissement was Cayenne.[2] The arrondissement of Inini, containing the previously unincorporated inland territory of French Guiana, was created in 1951.[3] In 1969 the arrondissement of Inini was disbanded, and the territory of French Guiana was divided between the arrondissement of Cayenne and the new arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016" (PDF). INSEE. December 2018. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  2. ^ Décret n° 47-1018 du 7 juin 1947 relatif à l'organisation départementale et à l'institution préfectorale dans les départements de la Guadeloupe, de la Guyane française, de la Martinique et de la Réunion
  3. ^ Loi n°51-1098 du 14 septembre 1951
  4. ^ Décret n°69-261 du 17 mars 1969
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