Saint-Nazaire, French Guiana

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Saint-Nazaire
Village
Saint-Nazaire is located in French Guiana
Saint-Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire
Location in French Guiana
Coordinates: 4°55′45″N 53°11′49″W / 4.92910°N 53.19682°W / 4.92910; -53.19682Coordinates: 4°55′45″N 53°11′49″W / 4.92910°N 53.19682°W / 4.92910; -53.19682
CountryFrance
Overseas regionFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
CommuneSaint-Élie

Saint-Nazaire is a village in French Guiana, in the commune of Saint-Élie on the Tiger Creek. In 1873, gold was discovered in Saint-Élie. The mines were in the middle of the rain forest with no river connection to the outside world. In 1884 construction began on a railway line to Gare Tigre near Saint-Nazaire.[1] The railway line needed frequent repairs, and had over 100 bridges. In 1990, the railway line was abandoned when a road opened.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Industrial Railways in French Guiana, 2014". International Steam. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Quand la Guyane voulait son chemin de fer" (PDF). Alliance Francophone Internationale du Tourisme et des Voyages (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2020.