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Pray for French Guiana

Let's join together in prayer and intercession for French Guiana. Please post prayers for the people, churches, leaders, and government of each nation in the Pray for the Nations Forum. You can see the current Nation of the Day on the PrayWay Calendar.

Here is some helpful information to study as you pray for this nation...

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    First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal settlements until 1951. The European Space Agency launches its communication satellites from Kourou.

    The People:
    Population: 195,506 (July 2005 est.)
    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 29.3% (male 29,262/female 27,947)
    15-64 years: 64.7% (male 67,895/female 58,534)
    65 years and over: 6.1% (male 6,038/female 5,830) (2005 est.)

    Roman Catholic

    Government Type:

    Leader(s) to pray for:
    chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Ange MANCINI (since 31 July 2002)
    head of government: President of the General Council Joseph HO-TEN-YOU (since 26 March 2001); President of the Regional Council Antoine KARAM (since 22 March 1992)

    Source: The World Factbook

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