Random Fact of the Day – French Guiana


French Guiana, was originally awarded to France in 1667 after to the Treat of Breda. Most of the nation outside of its coastal areas is still actually tropical rain forest. From 1852 until 1939, however, the French actually used this territory as a penal colony, and it was known as “Devil’s Island.” There have been occasional votes for independence over the centuries, but because of the large amount of subsidies that come into this region, the highest vote total for independence has been just 5%.


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