Sinnamary

Sinnamary is a town and commune on the coast of French Guiana, between Kourou and Iracoubo. Sinnamary was the second French settlement founded in French Guiana: the town was founded in 1664.[3]

Sinnamary
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of Sinnamary
Coordinates: 5°22′39″N 52°57′35″W
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
IntercommunalityCC des Savanes
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Michel-Ange Jeremie[1]
Area
1
1,340 km2 (520 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,875
  Density2.1/km2 (5.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−03:00
INSEE/Postal code
97312 /97315
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sinnamary lies on the Sinnamary River and is home to the Guianan Soyuz launch site. In 1792, the first prison for priests and political enemies was constructed in Sinnamary. The town contains an Indonesian community,[4] as well as a Galibi Amerindian community.[5] Both communities produce artwork and jewellery that can be purchased.[4] The main hotel in Sinnamary is the Hôtel du Fleuve.[6]


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