On which continent is the main spaceport of the European Space Agency located?

in Europe
in Africa
in South America
in Asia
The Guiana Space Centre is a French and European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana since 1968. The location was chosen as it fulfils the two major geographical requirements of such a site: it is quite close to the equator, so that the spinning earth can impart some extra velocity to the rockets for free when launched eastward, and it has open sea to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures cannot fall on human habitations.
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flagItaly
6%
10%
78%
6%
50
flagGreece
10%
6%
63%
18%
49
flagFrance
22%
2%
61%
13%
36
flagAustria
22%
6%
58%
12%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
0%
58%
19%
36
flagthe Netherlands
21%
7%
52%
18%
38
flagSwitzerland
23%
10%
51%
12%
39
flagRomania
25%
16%
50%
8%
12
flagAustralia
30%
10%
48%
10%
60
flagUnknown
16%
16%
48%
20%
25
flagGermany
29%
6%
46%
16%
301
flagPoland
22%
12%
43%
21%
17574
flagthe United States
33%
10%
38%
15%
639
flagCanada
35%
11%
38%
14%
42
flagSpain
5%
11%
38%
33%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
8%
36%
25%
245
flagIndia
37%
11%
36%
13%
127
flagthe Philippines
60%
0%
33%
6%
15
flagNorway
16%
25%
25%
33%
12
flagLithuania
23%
47%
17%
11%
17