What resources are found in French Guiana?
French Guiana’s natural resources include (in order of value), gold, petroleum, kaolin, niobium, tantalum, and clay.
What plants grow in French Guiana?
Other endemic plants include a palm Asterogyne guianensis (Palmpedia), a bromeliad Bromelia agavifolia (Flore de Guyane), Goeppertia dilabens (lachaussetterouge.fr), Vantanea maculicarpa (Species New to Science), Disciphania moriorum (NYBG), Pouteria benai (ARKive WM), Ombrophytum guayanensis (ResearchGate), Palicourea …
Is French Guiana rich or poor?
It is the second-poorest of France’s five overseas departments (DOMs). The unemployment rate, at over 20%, is more than double that of the mainland. Some 40% live in poverty.
What food is French Guiana known for?
Unsurprisingly, French food predominates, particularly bread and pastries, with some excellent patisseries in Cayenne. Other influences include Vietnamese, Chinese, Creole and Indonesian. Fish and seafood are plentiful, and exotic game from the forests is popular in traditional stews (see below).
What is the main export of French Guiana?
Economy of French Guiana
|Export goods||satellites, shrimp, timber, gold, rum, rosewood essence, clothing|
|Main export partners||France 62%, Switzerland 7%, United States 2% (2004)|
|Imports||US$1,693 million (in 2006)|
|Import goods||food (grains, processed meat), machinery and transport equipment, fuels and chemicals|
What are the landforms in French Guiana?
A narrow coastal strip fronts the Atlantic Ocean coastline of French Guiana. To the south, the land is an unsettled wilderness, covered by a dense jungle and parts of the Amazon Rain Forest, that is dissected by dozens and dozens of rivers. Offshore islands include Iles du Salut (and Devil’s Island).