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Summary statistics
Region South America  
Surface area (sq km) 83534  
Population (est., 000) 255  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2.8  
Capital city Cayenne  
Capital city pop. (000) 58  
Currency Euro (EUR)  
Economic indicators
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 0.72 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.76 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 0.84 UN operational exchange rate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 125  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 119  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 108  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 89  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 90  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 89  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 90  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 14.9 March to June. Excluding institutional population. 2012.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 14.1 March to June. Excluding institutional population.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 48.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 47.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 45.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 60.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 60.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 61.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 ...  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 83 2009.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 95  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 3 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 3 UNSD estimate.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 3 UNSD estimate.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.7  
Urban population (%) 2014 84.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 31.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 8.3/8.3  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 100.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 80.8/73.8  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.1  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 104.3/41.9  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 13.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 66  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 98.2  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 48.8  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 719/3.0  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 53.0 UNSD estimate.  
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