Pray for: French Guiana

Flag for French Guiana

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Cayenne
Population: 306,450
% Urban: 86.1 %
Official Language: French. Guianese French Creole widely spoken
Languages: 15
Literacy Rate: 83 %
% Christian: 91.3 %
% Evangelical: 4.5 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 91.3 %
People Groups: 23
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 2 %

French Guiana

Title: French Guiana

Tier: 1

Type: country

French Guiana has a new image as a developed multicultural society, rather than as a place for imprisoned criminals. This change also brought French secularism and moral challenges. Many young people cannot find employment and are restless. Graphic pornography from French satellite TV disturbs the moral framework. Families suffer with high rates of illegitimate births and many single-parent homes. Harm to the environment, illegal immigration, and human trafficking for the gold mine industry all cause problems.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.