French Guiana – Fast Facts Capital: Cayenne Population:217,000 Flag: Largest City : Cayenne(61550) Official Language: French Size of land: 34,421 sq miles (89,150 sq km) Type of government: Democratic Republic of France Currency: Euro
Famous Landmarks Coat of Arms Lily flowers The Devil’s Island
5 interesing facts in French guiana history Occupied by the French since 1605, French Guiana was known as the French penal place until 1951. 1. 2. The site of the European Space Agency that launches its satellites from Kourou. 3. Natural hazards: Heavy showers and dramatic storms; occasional floods 4. Executive branch: Head of State: French President represented by Prefect Head of government: President of the General Council 5. The largest exports are cereals, sugar cane, cocoa, vegetables, bananas; meats.
National Holiday New Year’s Day January 1st Mardi Gras March 8th Mi Careme April 4th Labour Day May 1st VE Day May 8th Abolition of Slavery June 10th Whit Monday June 13th Bastille Day July 14th Cayenne Festival October 15th Remembrance Day November 11th
Landforms Penal colony Devils island Dreyfus tower in Kuru Approuaque river Space center of Kuru Floating lodge of the marsh
Religions Christianity in French Guiana Roman Catholic Church in French Guiana Cayenne Cathedral Cathedrals in France Former cathedrals in France
3 famous people FlorentMalouda, French international football player Alfred Dreyfus Henri Charrière, an escaped French convict
Climate • It rains the most April to June • It’s warm Aug. to Nov. • May is high on humidity
Industry/Agriculture products:rice, manioc , sugar, cocoa, vegetables, bananas; cattle, pigs, poultry
Quiz 1.What is the capital of French Guiana? 2.When is VE day? 3.Who is an escaped French convict 4.Who is the French international football player? 5.When is it warm in Cayenne? 6.What rains the most in Cayenne? 7.What is high on humidity? 8.When is Labour day? 9.When is Mardi Gras? 10.What are the 9 products in the industry/agriculture?