Kaw, French Guiana

Kaw
Village
View over the village of Kaw
View over the village of Kaw
Kaw is located in French Guiana
Kaw
Kaw
Location in French Guiana
Coordinates: 4°29′12″N 52°2′13″W / 4.48667°N 52.03694°W / 4.48667; -52.03694Coordinates: 4°29′12″N 52°2′13″W / 4.48667°N 52.03694°W / 4.48667; -52.03694
CountryFrance
Overseas regionFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
CommuneRégina

Kaw or Caux (meaning marsh in French) is a village in the commune of Régina, in north-east French Guiana, situated on the banks of Approuague river. This is also a very swampy area.[1]

Overview

Flora of Kaw

The name Cô, Caubonne and Caux has appeared on old maps since the early 16th century. In 1783, Jean Samuel Guisan started to polder the Approuage river right up to the then indigenous village.[1] The establishment of the road to Roura,[2] and ecotourism strengthened the economy of the village which was largely dependent on hunting and fishing.[1]

In 1998, the Kaw-Roura Marshland Nature Reserve was established, and covers an area of 94,700 hectares between Roura and Régina,[3] and is sometimes nicknamed "the Everglades of Guiana".[1]

The village has a church,[4] a post office, a school,[5] and a rural clinic.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Guide Kaw". Petit Futé (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Etude de la biodiversité et des paysages dans le cadre de l'aménagement et l'entretien de la route RD6, communes de Roura et Régina, Guyane" (PDF). Reserves Naturelles (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  3. ^ "KAW-ROURA MARSHLANDS NATURE RESERVE". Petit Futé (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Diocèse de Cayenne". Guyane Catholique (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Ecole élémentaire Kaw (97353, Régina)". Journal des Femmes (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Centre Hospitalier Cayenne médecin ORL". Info Medecin (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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