Kourou

Kourou (/kˈr/) is a commune in French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France in South America. Kourou is famous for being the location of the Guiana Space Centre, the main spaceport of France and the European Space Agency (ESA). It is an administrative district in French Guiana and the main town there.

Kourou
From top to bottom, left to right: Guiana Space Centre, Sainte-Catherine Church, Dreyfus Tower and the Salvation Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of Kourou
Coordinates: 5°09′35″N 52°39′01″W
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
IntercommunalityCC des Savanes
Government
  Mayor (20202026) François Ringuet[1]
Area
1
2,160 km2 (830 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
24,903
  Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−03:00
INSEE/Postal code
97304 /97310
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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