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 Polynesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "Polynesia" was first coined by Charles de Brosses in 1756, and originally applied to all the islands of the Pacific.
Geographically, and oversimply, Polynesia may be described as a triangle with its corners at Hawai'i, New Zealand and Easter Island.
The area from the Hawaiian Islands in the north, to Easter Island in the east and to New Zealand in the south was all settled by Polynesians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polynesia   (2123 words)

 French Polynesia Provision @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com (Complete Idiots Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is also the most populous island, and the seat of the capital of the territory (Papeete).
Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island is administered from French Polynesia.
In 2002, 69% of the population of French Polynesia lived in the island of Tahiti alone.
www.completeidiotsguide.com /encyclopedia/French_Polynesia   (823 words)

 TAHITI.COM-About Tahiti-Government- French Polynesia
The flag of French Polynesia is rectangular, measuring 1 meter (3.28 ft.) by 1.5 meters (4.9 ft.).
The center of the flag presents the symbol of French Polynesia, a white circle 43 centimeters (16.9 inches) in diameter that is filled with a Polynesian canoe with red sails.
On November 23rd, 1984, the Assembly of French Polynesia officially adopted the Polynesian sailing canoe, as the Territory’s symbol of essential values for the people of Tahiti and Her Islands.
www.tahiti.com /english-version/about-tahiti/gen-resources/govmt-tahiti.htm   (2839 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
In the center of the flag is placed the symbol of French Polynesia, a white disc (43 cm) charged with a Polynesian outrigger and its sail, in red, seen in front view and outlined in brown.
The decree from 4 December 1985 regulates the use of the flag and prescribes that the flags of the archipelagos and islands of French Polynesia may be hoisted along with the colours of the Territory and the Nation [i.e.
The horizontal red-white-red triband which served as basis for the French Polynesia flag was the last flag of Tahiti kingdom, before establishment of the French protectorate.
www.fotw.us /flags/pf.html   (2067 words)

 French Polynesia
French Polynesia (245,405 inhabitants in 2002) is an "overseas country within the French Republic" (Pays d'Outre-Mer au sein de la République), according to the most recent organic law 2004-192 of 27 February 2004 on the autonomy status of French Polynesia (loi organique nº 2004-192 du 27 février 2004 portant statut d'autonomie de la Polynésie française).
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 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.
www.fotw.net /flags/pf.html   (1464 words)

 The Settlement of Polynesia, Part 1
Irwin suggests that those who settled Polynesia may have used a deliberate strategy of exploration that allowed them to find islands without an inordinate risk to their lives and with a high rate of survival.
The peoples of Polynesia came from a common ancestral group that developed a distinctive fishing and farming culture in the islands of Tonga and Samoa.
Of the 72 plants identified as having been transported to Polynesia by people, 41-45 are found in the Cook Islands, the Society Islands, and Hiva; 29 are found in Hawai'i, including taro, breadfruit, sugar cane, bamboo, ti, yam, banana, 'awa, paper mulberry, kukui, coconut, gourd, sweet potato, and mountain apple.
www.paulwaters.com /migrate.htm   (2730 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Regional Information - Australasia and Oceania - Oceania - French Polynesia
French Polynesia is located within Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean, east of the International Date Line and around half way between South America and Australia.
The total occupied area of French Polynesia is 4167 km although only 3660 km of this figure is actually landmass.
The French annexed many Polynesian islands during the 19th century and indeed French Polynesia is still considered a territory and administration of France.
www.worldworx.tv /regional-information/australasia-oceania/oceania/french-polynesia   (370 words)

 French Polynesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
French Polynesia, an French overseas territory, is a group of Polynesian islands annexed by France during the 19th century.
French Polynesia has a moderately developed economy, which is dependent on imported goods, tourism and the financial assistance of mainland France.
French Polynesia is located in an area of high seismic activity.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/french_polynesia.html   (330 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Country profiles | Regions and territories: French Polynesia
French Polynesia is a sprawling possession of France in the Pacific Ocean, made up of 118 volcanic and coral islands and atolls.
French Polynesia enjoys a high standard of living, but wealth is unevenly distributed and unemployment is high.
French Polynesia is represented in the French parliament by two deputies and a senator.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/3826525.stm   (639 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Polynesia today?
Polynesia's terrestrial avifauna consists of some thirty species.
In contrast French Polynesia has 27 species of seabird, making it one of the richest tropical areas for marine species.
The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/papolynesia.htm   (540 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).
For more information on French Polynesia, click on the button "About the Country" or for information on a specific island region, click on the map below on the island of your choice.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /fr_polynesia/introduction.html   (333 words)

 French Polynesia Subdivisions
Paraskevas Renesis writes that the status of French Polynesia was changed from territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory) to pays d'outre-mer (overseas country) by Law 2004-192 of 2004-02-27, signed by the president on 2004-03-01.
The primary divisions of French Polynesia used to be known as circonscriptions.
Errata: In the main table for French Polynesia on page 136, two digits were transposed in the population of Marquesas Islands.
www.statoids.com /upf.html   (760 words)

 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)

 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)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - Polynesia & Micronesia - Overview
The spectacular endemic honeycreepers and other forest birds of the Hawaiian Islands are among those that are seriously threatened but still surviving in this hotspot.
This hotspot includes all the islands of Micronesia and Polynesia, plus Fiji, scattered across 21.6 million km² of the southern Pacific Ocean.
Nearly 70 percent of the bird species in this hotspot are found no where else in the world.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/polynesia   (312 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.
Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States.
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   (1526 words)

 Polynesia Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Polynesia is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands in the central and southern Pacific Ocean.
French Polynesia ("overseas nation", a territory of France)
French Polynesia is a French overseas "country" in the southern Pacific Ocean.
polynesia.noads.ws   (524 words)

 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)

 Travelago - The World in Streaming Video
You call your travel agent friend for tips on a wonderful winter getaway that’s exotic, tropical, laid back, beautiful, interesting, relatively tourist-free, and generally fits all definitions of paradise.
She quickly replies "French Polynesia." Your decision is made.
You already knew that Tahiti is in French Polynesia, but you didn’t know that this celebrated island paradise is comprised of five distinctly different island groups scattered over an area as large as Europe.
www.travelago.com /generaldst.asp?r_id=3&country_id=PYF   (81 words)

 French Polynesia
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...
Atuona - Atuona or Atuana, town, in the Marquesas Islands, South Pacific, in French Polynesia.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107550.html   (352 words)

 Ryan-Polynesian Archaeology
My work in Polynesia has involved the study of petroglyphs and other archaeological remains on the "Big Island" of Hawaii, particularly in the Kaupulehu region of the Kona Coast in the vicinity of the Kona Village Resort.
I am also interested in the issue of the colonization of Polynesia and currently honored to work with the much beloved and controversial archaeologist, ethnologist, explorer and author, Thor Heyerdahl.
The two of us are engaged in research and writing projects, archaeological excavations, and are members of a new research foundation, Foundation for Exploration and Research on Cultural Origins (FERCO).
www.plu.edu /~ryandp/poly.html   (255 words)

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