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French Guiana

By: Camille Ochoa

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French Guiana is a French Overseas Territory on the northeast coast of South America.  French Guiana is by Brazil, Suriname, and Atlantic Ocean. 

French Guiana longitude and latitude for French Guiana is  4.0000° N, 53.0000° W and the total  area of French Guiana is 32,253 square miles.   

The French have been inhabiting French Guiana since 1624. The average life span in French Guiana is 77 years. The population in French Guiana 1950 till 2017 is 285,248.  French Guiana's capital is called Cayenne.

         Basic Info

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There are 4 mountains in French Guiana 

1.Montagne Machoulou

2.Montagne Marie-Hilaire

3.Montagne Massialine

4.Montagne Patawa

Roche Génipa is a hill in French Guiana it is by a stream of water and by a road in French Guiana.

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Total of forest in area: 8,063,000 ha
of land in area: 91.8%

Primary cover area: 7,701,000 ha
of land in area: 87.7%
total of forest  in area: 95.5%

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In French Guiana a country located just north of the Equator the climate is tropical hot and humid throughout the year with a dry and slightly warmer season from July to November and a rainy season from December to June.

French Guiana has tropical monsoon climate throughout the year. There is a clear drier part and a long rainy season.The temperature in French Guiana is all year around the tropical of thirty degrees celsius. In the dry season it is usually warmer as the sun shines much more. At night drops well after midnight the weather goes down to  23-24 degrees celsius.In the highlands of the tumuk humak mountains in the south of French Guiana it can be cooler. The large amounts of rainfall and high temperatures provide a very high humidity so it may feel very clammy in French Guiana.

 Climates in French Guiana

In french guiana there is tropical climate and rainy climate tropical climate happens in July to November and the rainy climate happens through December to June. The reason that it is tropical July to November is because it is just north of the equator and it makes it hot and tropical.Why it is rainy in June to December is because that the tropical gets less warm because the rain has to come to make the grass and plants moist.  

  • Fawara Mountain petroglyphs near Kaw - Cayenne. A cliff covered with intricate petroglyphs. Among the many abstract drawings seen a drawing of snake.

  • Les Roches Gravées of Mount Carapa - Cayenne, Kourou. Group of petroglyphs in the industrial suburb of Kourou.

  • Les Roches Gravées at Pavée stream - Cayenne, Rémire-Montjoly. Group of prehistoric petroglyphs.

  • Petroglyphs of Maroni River - Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, Maripasoula. Rocks, covered with prehistoric engravings.

Human Features

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These are some Natural Resources in French Guiana

 Natural resources: bauxite, timber, gold cinnabar, kaolin, fish.

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Natural Resources

These are some facts about some natural resources in French Guiana

Bauxite is  an aluminium ore it is the world's main source of aluminium. It consists mostly of the minerals gibbsite, boehmite and diaspore, mixed with the two iron oxides goethite and haematite, the clay.

 Timber: They need timber because they can make stuff out of it flight homes farms and stuff like that.

Fish is what they eat so they need fish to live  

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Fishing and forestry are also important economic activities. The large reserves of tropical hardwood support an expanding sawmill industry that provides cut logs for export. Agriculture is mainly carried out in the coastal area, the most important crops being rice and cassava.

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They dance to attract fish, cleaning shrimp wave their white antennae and do a little dance.

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These are some industries in French Guiana

construction,shrimp processing,forestry products,rum gold mining. 

Cultivation of crops is limited to the coastal area, where the population is largely concentrated; rice and manioc are the major crops. French Guiana is heavily dependent on imports of food and energy. Unemployment is a serious problem, particularly among younger workers.

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail", usually entirely hidden under the thorax

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Aurora fruit is At Aurora Natural, our dried fruits are prepared fresh. They are loaded with antioxidants and fiber …just as nature intended! Our dried fruits contain NO artificial flavors, colorings, or preservatives.

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Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima.

Singing and dancing are favorite pastimes for French Guiana. Local music is vibrant and Caribbean rhythms are played with a distinct French twist. While Maroon art can be found in neighboring countries like Suriname, Hmong textiles and craft products are exclusive to French Guiana along with other kinds of art. French guiana has a language it is called Creole.

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Mardi Gras is one of the best cultural highlights in the territory, as the French Guiana celebrate one of the longest, most jovial and fascinating carnivals in the world. Dancing to the tune of the bands, overflowing food, and all kinds of festivities are observed during the Mardi Gras season which often lasts for an entire month or longer.

These are some popular Dishes in French guiana 

According to USA 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 the aurora fruit found on savanna trees in the country.

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