Cayenne is the largest city in and capital of French Guiana.
The city's motto is "fert aurum industria", which means "work brings wealth". At the 2016 census, there were 137,964 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Cayenne (as defined by INSEE), 60,580 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Cayenne proper. Cayenne is located on the banks of the estuary of the Cayenne River on the Atlantic Ocean. The city occupies part of the Cayenne Island. It is located 268 kilometres (167 mi) from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni and 64 kilometres (40 mi) from Kourou. Distances to some cities:Paris: 7,100 kilometres (4,400 mi). Fort-de-France, capital of Martinique: 1,500 kilometres (930 mi). Paramaribo, capital of Suriname: 342 kilometres (213 mi) to the northwest. Macapá, capital of the state of Amapá, Brazil: 554 kilometres (344 mi) to the southeast. Under the Köppen climate classification, Cayenne has a tropical monsoon climate (Am). Average high and low temperatures are nearly identical throughout the course of the year averaging about 30 °C (86 °F) and 23 °C (73 °F) respectively.