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French Guiana

French guiana's latitude and longitude is 4N and 53W

French Guiana population is 289,763  people

French Guiana flag


Basic Information 

French Guiana's area in square miles is 32,253 mi²

french guiana's government is french republic 

French Guiana's capital is Cayenne

Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is found in Brazil.

One landform is the Amazon Rain Forest


Devil's Island was formed on small 34.6 acres islands by the government of the Emperor Napoleon III in 1852.


One more is Devil's island (island)

Landforms of French Guiana


Montagne Massialine's elevation is 654 meters (2146 feet )


Another one is Montagne Massialine (Mountain)

French Guiana's climate is tropical, hot and humid throughout the year, with a relatively dry and slightly warmer season from July to November, and a rainy season from December to June.

Climate 


A beautiful day in French Guiana 

space shuttle about to take off


Man Made Features 

  • A cliff covered with intricate petroglyphs.
  • petroglyphs are rock carving. popular in prehistoric times.  

  • The Guiana Space Center.

  • The French government began launching satellites there in 1964, and offered to share it with the European Space Agency when the latter was created in 1975.  

 Musée Départemental De Franconie, Cayenne

The museum tucks into a simple wooden Creole house built in the 19th century by the Franconie family.

  • A cliff covered with intricate petroglyphs.
  • petroglyphs are rock carving. popular in prehistoric times.  

  • The Guiana Space Center.

  • The French government began launching satellites there in 1964, and offered to share it with the European Space Agency when the latter was created in 1975.  

 Musée Départemental De Franconie, Cayenne

The museum tucks into a simple wooden Creole house built in the 19th century by the Franconie family.

rock carvings on mount carapa

Gold is widely mined in the country and is there number one export

Some are gold, cinnabar, and timber/wood

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Natural Resources 

Rose, male and female, satene, and simarouba are different species of timber from the french guiana. They are mostly used as furniture wood, cabinet work, and naval and civil architecture  

Some industrial products are rum, construction, and shrimp processing  

Industry page







In 1930, Guyana owned 17 distilleries, only one survived thanks to Jean Marsolle who, in the 1980, relaunched the rom production in St-Laurent-Du-Maroni. Today, Saint-Maurice is the only distillery producing in this region. Well-known for its white rum with very expressive aromas and appreciate by metropolitans, the rums are rich and dry. We can name the rums La Belle Cabresse or Rhum Toucan.

Agriculture

french guiana grows cabbage, bananas, and cassava.

Language: French Guiana is 1 of the 3 countries of south america that speaks their own language.

Holidays: Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras celebration in January or February lasts for an entire month or longer. Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the end of Mardi Gras. Easter Monday. The day after Easter Sunday, Egg Nyte is an official holiday in French Guiana. The country follows the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, so it falls on the second day of the octave of Easter Week.



Food: Today, popular dishes in this region include fricassee, or rice and beans served with game meat like paca and tapir found in the forests. Another is bouillon d'aurora, or a medley of crab, chicken,smoked fish, prawns, and vegetables, as well as theaurora fruit found on savanna trees in the country.


Culture

Holidays: Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras celebration in January or February lasts for an entire month or longer. Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the end of Mardi Gras. Easter Monday. The day after Easter Sunday, Egg Nyte is an official holiday in French Guiana. The country follows the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, so it falls on the second day of the octave of Easter Week.



Language: French Guiana is 1 of the 3 countries of south america that speaks their own language.