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Saint-Georges (Municipality, French Guiana, France)

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Flag of Saint-Georges, current and former versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 15 May 2021

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Presentation of Saint-Georges

The municipality of Saint-Georges (locally, Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock; 4,188 inhabitants in 2018; 232,000 ha) is located 200 km south-east of Cayenne on the left bank of river Oyapock, here the border with Brazil.

Several short-lived colonies were founded on river Oyapock. In 1606, Oyapoc, founded two years before by the Brit Charles Leigh was abandoned after a mutiny. The colony re-founded in 1620 by Roger North had to be abandoned in 1629.
In February 1677, John Apricius founded a Dutch colony, protected by Fort Orange. Attacked four months later by the French, the colonists were repatriated to the Netherlands. Fort Saint-Louis was constructed by the French jn 1723/1724, at or near the Dutch fort. The Jesuit mission established in 1734 near the fort was attacked in 1744 by the Brits and abandoned.

The town of Saint-Georges was founded on 23 April 1853 as a penal colony named after a Dutch coin featuring St. George that was discovered at the site. The camp was closed down in 1863. The discovery of gold in 1885 in the Camopi River revived the hamlet and the town was officially created in 1947.
Saint-Georges is one of the main Palikur settlement. About 500 Palikur live in neighbourhoods built specifically for them in the main town and in the village of Trois-Palétuviers.

Olivier Touzeau, 15 May 2021

Flag of Saint-Georges

The flag of Saint-Georges (photo, photo, photo), used at least since 2017, is white with the municipal coat of arms with a white cartouche in chief featuring the name of the muicipality,
The former flag of Saint-Georges (photo, 2007) was yellow with the coat of arms, the name of the municipality above and the motto "M'arc boute poc à poc" below.

Olivier Touzeau, 15 May 2021