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  French Polynesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French Polynesia (French: Polynésie française, Tahitian: Porinetia Farani) is a French "overseas collectivity" (French: collectivité d'outre-mer, or COM) with the particular designation of "overseas country" (French: pays d'outre-mer, or POM) in the southern Pacific Ocean.
French Polynesia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic French overseas collectivity, whereby the President of French Polynesia is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
In 2002, 69% of the population of French Polynesia lived in the island of Tahiti alone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Polynesia   (1217 words)

 Politics of French Polynesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of the French Republic is represented by the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia (Le Haut-Commissaire de la République en Polynésie française).
French Polynesia elects the Assembly of French Polynesia (Assemblée de la Polynésie française), the unicameral legislature on the territorial level.
The members of the Assembly of French Polynesia are elected in 6 different electoral districts or electoral circumscriptions (French: circonscriptions électorales) which slightly differ from the administrative subdivisions (subdivisions administratives) on the Tuamotus and the Gambier Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_French_Polynesia   (731 words)

 French Polynesia
French Polynesia shall be democratically self-governed by its elective representatives and by local referendum, in the conditions prescribed by the present organic law.
The flag of French Polynesia is rectangular, measuring 1 meter (3.28 ft.) by 1.5 meters (4.9 ft.).
The flag of French Polynesia shall always be flown with the French national flag, according to article 1 of organic law 96-312, dated 12 April 1996, on the autonomy status of French Polynesia.
flagspot.net /flags/pf.html   (1464 words)

 French Polynesia
French Polynesia is readily accessible by air from most parts of the world; Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air France, Hawaiian Air, Corsair, and AOM French Airways all have flights from the United States to Tahiti.
The flora of French Polynesia is rich due to the diversity of the climatic and physical conditions of the islands and atolls.
French Polynesia comprises one coral archipelago and four volcanic archipelagoes whose high islands, except for the Marquesas, are surrounded by a more or less regular coral reef usually cut by passes.
www.gotahiti.com /frenchpolynesia4.htm   (2473 words)

 French Polynesia travel guide - Wikitravel
French Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise, [1]) is an archipelago of islands that is an overseas dependent territory of France in the South Pacific Ocean about one-half of the way from South America to Australia.
The flagcarrier of French Polynesia is Air Tahiti Nui and the main airport and regional hub is Papeete.
French Polynesia is one of the few places within practical sailing distance of the Pitcairn Islands.
wikitravel.org /en/French_Polynesia   (928 words)

 French Polynesia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
French Polynesia is administered by a French-appointed high commissioner and by an elected assembly that elects a territorial president and a council of ministers.
European contact began in the 16th cent., and the area was widely explored by the French during the 18th and 19th cent., when French missionaries also came to the region.
France began testing nuclear weapons in some parts of French Polynesia in the 1960s, meeting with widespread local opposition; a series of six tests in 1995–96 was declared by France to be the last.
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 french poly research
Prior to the 1960s, French Polynesia's national economy was based on meager exports of copra, vanilla, coffee, and phosphate.
In 1993, the government of French Polynesia launched Le Pacte de Progres (The Pact of Progress), a ten-year economic development plan which aims to achieve local economic self-sufficiency based on tourism, agriculture, and fishing.
Responding to concerns about overfishing, the government is attempting to preserve one of the principal environments that tourist expect to experience in French Polynesia: the abundant underwater world of the tropical coral reef ecosystem.
www.isber.ucsb.edu /~blewalker/french_poly_research.htm   (1157 words)

 Charting the Pacific - Places
French Polynesia, an external territory of France, was used for thirty years between 1966 and 1996 as the testing ground for the French nuclear arsenal.
French Polynesia is an autonomous territory of France.
The French Parliament is expected to approve a broadening of the statute which will transform French Polynesia into an 'overseas country' within the French Republic.
www.abc.net.au /ra/pacific/places/country/french_polynesia.htm   (888 words)

 French Polynesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
French Polynesia's 3543 km² land mass is comprised of 35 islands and 83 atolls, divided into the northern Marquesas Islands (1049 km²), the central Tuamotu Islands (726 km²), the Western Society Islands (includes Tahiti) (1573 km²), the eastern Gambier Islands (45 km²) and the southern Austral Islands (147 km²).
Fruit flies in French Polynesia became a major focus of interest in July 1996, when Oriental fruit fly was discovered on Tahiti, following a training course on quarantine surveillance and emergency response planning conducted in May 1996 in Cairns, Australia.
Fruit fly surveys and eradication campaigns are funded by the French Polynesia Government and coordinated by the Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Élevage.
www.spc.org.nc /pacifly/Country_profiles/Fr._Polynesia.htm   (1265 words)

 French Polynesia Political, Economic and Relationship Country Paper: Pacific Division, NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
French Polynesia is adjusting to the reduced inflow of French funds.
French Polynesia is an associate member of ESCAP and is eligible for benefits under the EU/ACP successor agreement to Lome IV Convention signed in Cotonou, Benin in June 2000.
French Polynesia participates in the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and is a member of the Pacific Islands Development Programme as well as being as associate member of the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC).
mfat.govt.nz /foreign/regions/pacific/country/frenchpolynesiapaper.html   (2801 words)

 French Polynesia - Country information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
French Polynesia was also enabled to negotiate and sign in its own right administrative arrangements and regional cooperation agreements with countries in the Pacific region.
The French Government is represented in French Polynesia by a High Commissioner, currently responsible for police and justice, monetary policy, tertiary education, immigration, and defence and foreign affairs.
French Polynesia is a parliamentary democracy, with a 57-member Assembly and an executive headed by a president elected by a simple majority vote within the assembly.
www.dfat.gov.au /geo/french_polynesia/polynesia_brief.html   (1767 words)

 Travel to French Polynesia
French Polynesia is known for its spectacular nature.
However prepare for high costs (French Polynesia is 30 to 50% more expansive than most other South Pacific destinations) and the common language is French (you probably find that only some of the younger people will speaking english).
Rangiroa with its 42 mile long turquoise lagoon is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, and Tikehau atoll in the same archipelago is an almost circular atoll with an interior lagoon, 26km across and a safe pass for small boats through the coral reef.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /fr_polynesia/introduction.html   (364 words)

 Travel Advice for French Polynesia - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
When you are in French Polynesia, be aware that local laws and penalties, including ones that appear harsh by Australian standards, do apply to you.
French Polynesia is an Overseas Country within the French Republic and French law applies, including the principle of 'Garde à Vue' according to which an arrested person may not have immediate access to a lawyer or their consular representative.
If you are travelling to French Polynesia, whatever the reason and however long you'll be there, we encourage you to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
www.smartraveller.gov.au /zw-cgi/view/Advice/French_Polynesia   (1343 words)

 French Polynesia Photos Guide : Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti, Flowers and Trees, Aerial Photography...
French Polynesia : many tropical tourist destinations like to call themselves Paradise on Earth, but in French Polynesia, these words are probably more deserved than anywhere else in the world.
At the bottom of the page you can also find a world map showing where French Polynesia is. Finally at the top of the page you can find a link to search for other guides in photos and pictures on benoa.net and a link to my photo blog.
Flora : French Polynesia is considered as a floral paradise for the number of species is huge.
www.benoa.net /frenchpolynesia/index.html   (385 words)

 French Polynesia
The information below concerning French Polynesia is provided for general reference only, and may not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.
French Polynesia is located in an area of high seismic activity.
Americans living or traveling to French Polynesia are encouraged to register with the local U.S. Consular Agent or the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji or through the State Department’s travel registration website, and to obtain up-to-date information on travel and security within French Polynesia.
travel.state.gov /travel/french_polynesia.html   (1559 words)

 French Polynesia - Society Islands - Tahiti Tourism - Marquesas Islands
French Polynesia a collection of 118 islands covers a vast area of the southeastern Pacific Ocean, just about the size of Europe.
Divided among five archipelagoes: the volcanic Society Islands, also called the islands under the wind (in the west) and the wind islands (in the east), with the well known island of Tahiti, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands, and the coral Tubuai Islands (Austral Islands).
Founded in 1987, the French University of the Pacific has two university centers, one in New Caledonia, the other in French Polynesia.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/french_polynesia.htm   (968 words)

 French Polynesia Tours | French Polynesia Tour Guide | iExplore.com
In general, the French government was able to rely on the firm backing of most of French public opinion and an often ambivalent attitude on the part of the inhabitants of French Polynesia, who were well aware of the considerable benefits of the test program to the otherwise threadbare local economy.
Although the protesters failed to stop the tests, their campaign had an important political effect by linking the anti-nuclear movement and the burgeoning pro-Independence movement which had so far been largely unrepresented in any political forum, despite the support of a large proportion (possibly the majority) of the population.
French Polynesia comprises 120 islands divided into five archipelagos: the Society Archipelago, Tuamotu Archipelago, Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands and Mangreva Islands.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/French+Polynesia/Overview   (648 words)

 French Polynesia map and information page by World Atlas
Almost 61% of the total population of French Polynesia lives on the island of Tahiti, in and around the capital city of Papeete.
Rangiroa, the largest coral atoll in French Polynesia, is famed for its natural beauty, and remains a favorite of travelers from across the globe.
For additional info about French Polynesia, and their most interesting history, go here.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/oceania/pf.htm   (472 words)

 French Polynesia
is applied to the scattered French possessions in the South Pacific—Mangareva (Gambier), Makatea, the Marquesas Islands, Rapa, Rurutu, Rimatara, the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tubuai, Raivavae, and the island of Clipperton—which were organized into a single colony in 1903.
Atlas: French Polynesia - Facts on French Polynesia: flags, maps, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
French Polynesia - French Polynesia, officially Territory of French Polynesia, internally self-governing overseas...
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 French Polynesia
French Polynesia is one of those tropical destinations that fulfills your imaginary image of a "tropical island".
This is the aircraft which took us from Vancouver to French Polynesia in January 1978 on a Suntours tour package.
If you are planning to travel to French Polynesia, you should be prepared to pay very high prices for virtually everything.
joetourist.ca /Polynesia   (225 words)

 Tahiti & French Polynesia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
At the upper part of Rikitea stands the Cathedral of St Michael, ultimate symbol of despotic French Catholic missionary Father Honore Laval's single-minded...
People come to French Polynesia to live it up in stylish resorts, scuba dive in lagoons teeming with tropical fish, gorge on the unique mix of French and Polynesian cuisine and, basically, experience a little French chic mixed with South Pacific charm.
It's French Polynesia's biggest, most famous and historically interesting island, but the glossy pictures that you see in travel agents' windows are quite likely to be some other French Polynesian island.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/pacific/tahiti-and-french-polynesia   (222 words)

 French Polynesia
In 1975 worldwide opposition forced the French to move the testing underground on Fangataufa.
In 2004, France changed its status from a French Overseas Territory to an Overseas Country, which gave French Polynesia more autonomy over local affairs.
Atuona - Atuona or Atuana, town, in the Marquesas Islands, South Pacific, in French Polynesia.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107550.html   (350 words)

 Noonsite: French Polynesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
French Polynesia covers an area of the South Pacific Ocean about the size of Europe.
Entirely off the usual cruising routes are French Polynesia's other two groups, the Austral and Gambier islands.
November to April is warm and rainy, while May to October is cooler and drier, when the islands are under the influence of the SE trade winds.
www.noonsite.com /Countries/FrenchPolynesia   (917 words)

 French Polynesia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY: French Polynesia consists of five scattered archipelagos in the South Pacific Ocean.
CLIMATE: French Polynesia has a tropical climate which is hot and humid from November to April but cooler and drier for the remainder of the year.
Almost 19% of the population are mixed, of which Polynesian-Europeans account for 16.8%, Polynesian-Chinese for 1.3% and European-Chinese for.5% while Europeans, mostly French, account for 10% and Chinese account for 4% of the population.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/frenpoly.htm   (544 words)

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