French Guiana

By: Jennifer Ritter

How does climate affect its major resources and how does its resources affect the economy of French Guiana?

French Guiana has a tropical climate.Therefor its major resources include bananas,cassava,pineapple, and timber due to the major forests. This doesn't greatly affect the economy, for French Guiana has a poorly developed economy and relies on France for financial support.

What was French Guiana like before it became a French colony?

Well, French Guiana was originally inhabited by indigenous or Native Americans, but the french were the first to officially settle here in the 1600's. In 1667 the treaty of Brenda gave french Guiana to France. Later during the Napoleonic war (1796-1815) the British and Portuguese forces seized the colony, ruled it for several years before returning it to the French.

How does the French impact French Guiana's culture?

The french impact its culture by the language they speak (french). They dress in western styled clothing just like the French. They also follow some of the same traditions and religions.

What are the major land forms and how do they affect its climate?

French Guiana's major land forms consist of low land hills and plateaus. It also has more than twenty rivers that flow north through French Guiana. Several small islands are found off the coast, the three Islands of Salvation which include Devil's Island
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