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I have a layer of countries, and I am trying to select all of Central and South America and export it to GeoJSON.

I am using this Admin 0 - Countries without boundary lakes from this link: https://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/110m-cultural-vectors/

For some reason, I cannot select French Guiana alone. When I select it (with either an expression or the point-and-click), France gets selected as well. I searched for French Guiana in the attribute table and I couldn't find it, I'm afraid it is grouped in with France somehow.

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How do I separate French Guiana from France so I can select all of Central and South America and not select European France?

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    For some reason, I cannot select French Guiana alone. You won't be able to select French Guiana alone in that dataset, because it's regarded as being part of France. see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana. – nmtoken Nov 8 '19 at 17:27
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Thats because it is a multipolygon. You can use Multipart to singlepart located in Vector --> Geometry Tools to split them.

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    It is also because French Guiana is part of France (along with Reunion. etc) – Ian Turton Nov 8 '19 at 17:32

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