Kourou, town and commune (2007 pop. 25,918), N French Guiana, on the coast 26 mi (42 km) NW of Cayenne. The European Space Agency's rocket-launching base, the Guiana Space Center, is near the town; there also is a space museum. Devils Island is offshore but is part of Cayenne commune.
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