Canton of Kourou

Canton of Kourou
Former canton
Location of the canton of Kourou in French Guiana
Location of the canton of Kourou in French Guiana
Overseas region
and department
French Guiana
No. of communes1
Disbanded31 December 2015
2,160 km2 (830 sq mi)
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)

The canton of Kourou (French: Canton de Kourou) is one of the former cantons of the Guyane department in French Guiana. It was located in the arrondissement of Cayenne. Its administrative seat was located in Kourou, the canton's sole commune. Its population was 25,490 in 2012.[1]


List of successive general councillors
In office Name Party Notes
1955 1973 M. Magne DVD
1973 1998 Serge Patient[2] DVG then UDF Deputy Mayor of Kourou

President of Regional Council (1974-1980)

1998 2004 Robert Putcha DVG
2004 2011 Juliana Rimane UMP Municipal councillor for Kourou

Deputy (2002-2007)

2011 2015 François Ringuet Independent Mayor of Kourou (2014-present)

President of the CC des Savanes


  1. ^ Populations légales 2012: 973 Guyane, INSEE
  2. ^ "Serge Patient". Île en île (in French). 2003-09-03. Retrieved 2020-05-28.

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