Flag of French Guiana

French Guiana Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Overseas Department of France)
Country CodesGF, GUF, 254
Official NameFrench Guiana
ContinentSouth America
Government TypeOverseas Department of France
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+594
Member OfAs part of France, it’s indirectly a member of the EU and other organizations France is part of
PopulationApprox. 300,000 (as of 2023)
Total Area83,534 square kilometers
Highest PointBellevue de l’Inini (851 meters or 2,792 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaIntegrated with the economy of France
Life ExpectancyComparable to France
Internet TLD.gf (used rarely, .fr is commonly used)

French Guiana National Anthem

La Marseillaise (The Song of Marseille) (as part of France)

Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us, tyranny’s
Bloody banner is raised, (repeat)
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They’re coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons, your women!
To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows! (repeat)

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the French Guiana Flag

As an overseas department of France, French Guiana does not have an official flag distinct from France’s national flag, the Tricolore. However, there is a local flag used unofficially.

The unofficial flag of French Guiana consists of two vertical bands of green and yellow, with a red star in the middle. The green symbolizes the lush forests of the region, the yellow represents the abundant natural resources, and the red star stands for socialism and represents the blood shed for liberty and equality.

This flag was designed in the 1960s and is used mainly by local groups advocating for more autonomy or independence. It is important to note that the official flag of French Guiana is the same as that of France, as French Guiana is an integral part of the French Republic.

The Tricolore, the national flag of France, comprises three vertical stripes: blue, white, and red. This flag has a rich history, having been adopted during the French Revolution, and it symbolizes the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In French Guiana, as in France, the Tricolore is flown on public buildings and used in official capacities.

The presence of the Tricolore in French Guiana signifies the region’s status as an integral part of France, representing its connection to the French Republic and the values it stands for. While the local flag reflects the unique identity and cultural heritage of French Guiana, it holds no official status.