Tonnégrande

Tonnegrande
Village
Church Saint-Louis in Tonnegrande
Church Saint-Louis in Tonnegrande
Tonnegrande is located in French Guiana
Tonnegrande
Tonnegrande
Location in French Guiana
Coordinates: 4°49′52″N 52°26′38″W / 4.83111°N 52.44389°W / 4.83111; -52.44389Coordinates: 4°49′52″N 52°26′38″W / 4.83111°N 52.44389°W / 4.83111; -52.44389
CountryFrance
Overseas regionFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
CommuneMontsinéry-Tonnegrande

Tonnegrande (also: Tonnégrande) is a village in French Guiana. It is part of the commune of Montsinéry-Tonnegrande.

The town of Tonnegrande was created in 1879 on a former plantation.[1] Tonnegrande was logging area, and after the abolishment of slavery, attracted many gold prospectors.[2] In 1942, the towns of Montsinéry and Tonnegrande were merged into a single commune.[1] Tonnegrande is the more modest town. The economy is mainly based on agriculture and forestry.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Historie de la Commune" (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Exploitation forestière à Tonnegrande (1868)". Montsinery-Tonnegrade (in French). Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Guide Montsinéry" (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 June 2020.
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