Which country is Cayenne located?
Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana and is located on a peninsula at the mouth of the Río Cayenne north of Brazil. The French colonization of this corner of South America began in the early 17th century.
It was about gold and power. The French were looking for a place with Cayenne that could be reasonably secured, the Portuguese were engaged a little further south, but never left a doubt that they actually had a claim to the estuary, the Spaniards had allegedly decided against Cayenne only for climatic reasons (it’s hot in Cayenne) and then there were still numerous real South Americans, who although no one asked, but fought back against European ambitions for quite a while here.
The Dutch, who had founded Suriname to the west and the English crown, also very active in the region, claimed Cayenne through the following centuries, where today a very special mixture of many cultures is native. There are influences from the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, of course from Africa, Europe, neighboring Brazil and at the beginning of the year a huge colorful carnival, perhaps the largest lesser-known of its kind.
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