The official language is French, but most of the population speaks Creole. English is also spoken.
01/01/2022 New Year
03/01/2022 Mardi Gras
02.03.2022 Ash Wednesday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/08/2022 day of the victory
05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ
06/06/2022 Whit Monday
06/10/2022 abolition of slavery
07/14/2022 anniversary of the storming of the Bastille
08/15/2022 Assumption Day
10/15/2022 Cayenne Festival
11/01/2022 all saints day
11/02/2022 All Souls
11/11/2022 Armistice Day
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France. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
French Guiana is a French overseas department whose diplomatic competence lies with the French embassies.
Light tropical clothing is worn for business appointments. Knowledge of French is definitely useful, but almost all business people also speak English. August to November are the best months for business trips. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00.
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Guyane (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Place de l’Esplanade, BP 49, 97321 Cayenne, French Guiana Tel. +594 (0)29 96 00. Website: www.guyane.cci. fr
Autodial Long Distance Service.
GSM 900 mobile network operated by France Caraïbe Mobiles (Internet: www.orangecaraibe.com). The reception/transmission range is largely limited to areas near the coast, sometimes also inland. Mobile phones can be rented on site. Roaming contracts exist with many countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the main provider is Wanadoo (Internet: www.wanadoo.fr). Internet cafes can be found in Cayenne.
The main post office is in Cayenne on Baduel Street. Postal items take about 7 days to Western Europe. Post offices are open Mon-Fri 7.30am-1.30pm.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.