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Canoe taxis at Apatou
Canoe taxis at Apatou
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Location of the commune (in red) within French Guiana
Country France
Overseas region and department French Guiana
Arrondissement Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
Intercommunality Ouest Guyanais
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Paul Dolianki
Area1 2,020 km2 (780 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 7,257
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97360 / 97317

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Apatou is a commune in French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France in South America.


The commune of Apatou was created on 12 November 1976 by detaching its territory from the commune of Grand-Santi-Papaichton (since then renamed Grand-Santi).

Apatou, 2004

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