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  French Polynesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
Windward Islands (French: (les) Îles du Vent or officially la subdivision adminstrative des Îles du Vent) (the two subdivisions administratives Windward Islands and Leeward Islands are part of the Society Islands)
In 2002, 69% of the population of French Polynesia lived in the island of Tahiti alone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Polynesia   (897 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Society Islands tropical moist forests (OC0113)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some of these islands have volcanic origins and others have been created by coral, but all of them are known for their striking beauty and large numbers of endemic species.
Society Islands pigeons, Tahiti swiftlets, and land snails are found on these tropical isles and nowhere else.
From March to November, the islands are relatively dry and cool; from December to February, torrential rains are common.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/oc/oc0113.html   (435 words)

  
 Rai'atea on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The island is mountainous, with Mt. Toomaru (3,389 ft/1,033 m) the highest peak.
Uturoa is the chief port and seat of government of the Leeward Islands; it has a fruit cannery, a government hospital, and a wireless station.
Rai'atea was once thought to be the ancient Polynesian Maraiki, the religious and cultural center from which migrations to Hawaii, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand began c.600 years ago.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/R/Raiatea.asp   (134 words)

  
 Huahine travel guide and map by The Tahiti Traveler
The "secret island" or "rebel island", there is no shortage of adjectives to indicate the wild but attractive nature of this island known for its fierce warriors and its resistance to change.
Consisting of two islands, Huahine Nui in the north and Huahine Iti in the south, separated by a narrow hollow channel said to be the god Hiro's canoe.
The islands dotted around the lagoons are given over to growing different types of melons and there is a varied and abundant supply of fruit and vegetables from these fertile soils.
www.thetahititraveler.com /islandguide/huahineintro.asp   (195 words)

  
 Windward Islands --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The islands were originally inhabited by Indian populations, but the Indians succumbed to diseases carried by their European conquerors.
The island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is part of the Windward Islands of the West Indies.
The country comprises the island of Saint Vincent and the northern Grenadine Islands.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9077195?source=RSSOTD   (619 words)

  
 Tahiti and its Islands: the Tuamotu Atolls
In contrast to the dramatic peaks of the high islands such as Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora the low islands of the Tuamotu are green rings of corral reef surrounding a turquoise lagoon.
These islands are geologically the oldest in Polynesia and look very different from the Society Islands.
These ring-shaped islands can be huge (Rangiroa, 46 miles across, Fakarava, 38 miles across), with a strip of land often no more than 6 feet above sea level, covered with lush vegetation and tightly packed coconut groves.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /tuamotu.html   (338 words)

  
 Marshall Islands
These beautiful islands are a collection of 1,225 islands and islets of which only five are single islands.
All the islands have glorious white sandy beaches, tall palms and are lapped by crystal clear waters.
Pacific Islands Radio is very pleased to be able to advise that a collection of some of the most exciting and absorbing Gospel Music from the Pacific Islands is now being featured on Pacific Music Radio (FM mp3PRO Stereo), Pacific Islands Radio 33K (24 kbps) as well as Pacific Islands Radio 28K (16 kbps).
www.janeresture.com /marshalls/marshalls.htm   (997 words)

  
 Falkland Islands - Peace Proposal, Gerardo Bartolomé   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The inhabitants of the western island will be able to demand a special compensation and choose to remain in this island or (with the compensation) live in the eastern island.
The islands are also claimed by Argentina and they were the reason of the war between the two countries in 1982 when Argentine forces invaded the islands on the morning of April the 2
The vindication of the British over the islands is based on the belief the British explorer John Davis was the first to see and chart the islands.
www.inmueblesargentinos.com /malvinasfalkland.htm   (722 words)

  
 Moorea travel guide and Moorea map by The Tahiti Traveler
Moorea island with its trident shape and its two famous bays (Cook and Opunohu) was formerly called Aimeho (or Eimeo).
The island features 8 mountains (the highest is Mount Tohiea — 1,207 m) and it is only 17 km (10 miles) away from Tahiti.
However, Pomare II was too young and dictatorial to maintain order and he had to run away from Tahiti and to look for protection in Moorea after the general riots of 1807.
www.thetahititraveler.com /islandguide/mooreaintro.asp   (745 words)

  
 Tahiti, Society Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tahiti is near the southeast end of the Society Island chain.
The island is about 18 miles (30 km) wide and 33 miles (55 km) long.
Plutonic rocks, that crystallized 2-3 km beneath the summits of the volcanoes, are exposed in the eroded centers of each volcano.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/img_tahiti_society.html   (184 words)

  
 Tahiti Tourisme : Traveller Home Page : Holiday Tahiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The soaring volcanic peaks of the Society Islands, the 'desert island' experience of the astounding atolls of the Tuamotus, the wild untamed ruggedness of the Marquesas, or the remote traditional lifestyles of the Australs and the Gambiers, Tahiti and Her Islands are made up of 118 islands across 4 million square kilometres.
For those who are looking for relaxation and pampering, Tahiti and Her Islands offer some of the most beautiful lagoons and stunning beaches on earth, shaded by swaying palm trees and cooled by the gentle trade winds of the South Pacific.
Known as the 'surfing mecca', Tahiti and Her Islands is home to some of the best surf breaks in the world, not to mention hosting the Billabong Pro Surf tour, among others.
www.tahiti-tourisme.com.au   (1019 words)

  
 Complete Guide to Moorea Island - Tahiti Sun Travel
Moorea Island is the perfect setting for the ultimate in romantic getaways for newlyweds or newly found romances.
Located a mere 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of the island of Tahiti, Moorea is a triangular shaped island encircled by a lagoon of translucent green, fringed by an azure blue Polynesian sea.
In addition to its high and scenically dramatic interior mountains, Moorea is unique among the Society Islands in having magnificent expanses of both white and fl sand beaches.
www.mooreaisland.com   (1273 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Tahiti
Tahiti, the most important of the Society Islands, has an area of 600 square miles and a population of 11,691 inhabitants, and lies between 17º 29' 30" and 17º 47' S. latitude and 151º 29' 53" and 151º 56' W. longitude.
Pritchard of the London Missionary Society, whom the admiral held responsible for the revolt.
The present Vicariate of Tahiti covers the Society group, the Leeward and Gambier Islands, the Tuamotu group, Tubuai and Rapa, all belonging to France; the Cook and Penrhyn Islands, annexed to New Zealand in 1902; Pitcairn (unattached) and Easter Island, belonging to Chile.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14430a.htm   (636 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Society Islands tropical moist forests (OC0113)
The Society Islands are strikingly beautiful volcanic and coral islands supporting hundreds of endemic species.
Of the 14 islands in the group, 9 are high dormant volcanoes while the remainder are atolls with volcanic substrata deep beneath (Mueller-Dombois and Fosberg 1998).
The Society Islands range in age from Mehetia which is less than 1 million years old, to Moorea at 1.5 million to 2 million years old, to the leeward atolls which are at least 4.5 million years old (Meyer 1996).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/oc/oc0113_full.html   (1506 words)

  
 Faroe Islands Study Circle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Faroe Islands Study Circle was formed in 1991.
It was established to bring together collectors of Faroe Islands' postage stamps, postmarks, postal history and so on.
Above all, the Study Circle strives to be an informal, friendly society, providing a mutually-beneficial service to help all members pursue and further their individual interests in the Faroe Islands.
www.faroeislandssc.org.uk   (235 words)

  
 LOCAL NEWS
The Society caters for the needs of collectors in general, be it stamps, coins or phone cards, and has consistently promoted the cultural aspects of the hobby.
The Society was the first to welcome phone card collectors locally and in recent years phone card exhibits were displayed at BVI stamp shows.
The BVI Philatelic Society was established in 1985.
www.islandsun.com /FEATURES/bviphil9198.html   (1515 words)

  
 Map of Moorea Island French Polynesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The island is an excellent destination for exploring by car, moped, bicycle or foot.
The three islands off the north west coast are popular with day trippers and offer good snorkelling and kayaking.
The islands are both private but can be visited for day trips and have holiday homes for rent.
www.tahiti-islands.com /moorea.html   (839 words)

  
 Channel Islands Genealogy
This page, maintained by Brian Read, is the official web page of The Jersey Society in London which was established in 1896 by a group of Jersey people who had left the island of their birth to live and work in London.
The object of the Society is to stimulate interest in Jersey, especially the island's history and progress.
In addition, there is a map of the island showing the parishes and a number of pictures and descriptions of historic landmarks on the island.
www.rootsweb.com /~jfuller/ci.html   (1787 words)

  
 Scuba diving at Raiatea, 200 km from Tahiti, in the Society Islands, French Polynesia
Scuba diving at Raiatea, 200 km from Tahiti, in the Society Islands, French Polynesia
The mythological atolls and wonderfully varied islands of Polynesia offer a vast area of discovery for scuba diving enthousiasts.
He will show you how to approach sharks and other large predators as he takes you on a tour of the "natural aquarium" of the coral reefs.
www.eweb-polynesie.com /~hsub/indexus.html   (245 words)

  
 History
In response to such conflict, Charles V of Spain declared that all Indians in the islands were enemies and should be eliminated.
Each country settled a separate side of the island: the Dutch settled the east end and the English the west.
Though the slaves were freed in 1848, the economic condition on the island was so bad that the former slaves rioted, resulting in the Fireburn of 1878 (In which the slaves rioted and burned much of Frederiksted and many plantations around the island.)
www.usvi.net /usvi/stx/history.html   (1080 words)

  
 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DECOLONIZATION REITERATES CALL ON ARGENTINA, UNITED KINGDOM TO RESUME NEGOTIATIONS ON ...
Philip Miller, Legislative Councillor of the Falkland Islands, concurred with that view.  He said the people of the Islands did not trust Argentina because of its unjustified claim to sovereignty of the Islands.  Trust could be built for the benefit of both countries if Argentina relinquished its claim.
PHILIP MILLER, Legislative Councillor of the Falkland Islands, said the people of the Islands did not trust Argentina because of its unjustified claim to sovereignty of the Islands.  Trust could be built for the benefit of both countries if Argentina relinquished its claim.
VLADIMIR F. Russian Federation) expressed his support for the draft resolution and expressed satisfaction that a consensus had been reached.  It was still necessary for a mutual resolution of the dispute through bilateral negotiations between the two parties, bearing in mind the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Committee.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2002/GACOL3067.doc.htm   (722 words)

  
 Royal Flashman Society - Sandwich Islands Chapter
The Royal Flashman Society is a collection of avid (and sometimes rabid) readers of the books of George MacDonald Fraser, particularly his series of books which follow the exploits of Sir Harry Paget Flashman.
The Sandwich Island Chapters was established in November 1997 by Bill Medeiros, cigar-smoking Portagooser from Maui (and sometimes known in internet circles as The Makule Guy).
The idea for establishing the chapter was totally his, and his alone, and was in no way related to any purported e-mail that he may have received from Bret Culpepper of the L.A. Chapter.
www.maui.net /~makule/flashy.html   (633 words)

  
 German Occupation Society (Guernsey)
The Occupation Society was formed to study all aspects of the German military occupation of the British Channel Islands during the Second World War.
The society organises guided tours, excursions and talks throughout the Islands and France.
The flagship publication of the Society is the annual Channel Island Occupation Review, sent free to members.
www.occupied.guernsey.net   (116 words)

  
 ACS Channel Islands Chapter
The American Cetacean Society has been dedicated to protecting whales since 1967.
ACS, a nonprofit organization, protects cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and their habitats through public education, research grants and conservation activities.
The Channel Islands chapter was founded in March 2003.
www.acssb.org   (50 words)

  
 Air Tahiti and Travel flights to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine Travel to Moorea
Traveling to and within the islands of French Polynesia is not a problem.
The Radisson Paul Gaugin offers 7 day cruises around the Society islands, the Bora Bora Cruises have 7 day cruises from Bora Bora, the Archipel cruises have 4 to 7 day cruises (sailboat) in all French Polynesia.
The Aranui is a deluxe mixed-cargo which takes passengers on an exciting 16-day discovery cruise of the Marquesas Islands.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /transport.html   (353 words)

  
 Sailing & Boat Charters- Bora Bora Island- Tahiti Sun Travel
But the real reason Bora bora is so popular as a boating destination is the island itself: Bora Bora is simply one of the most divine and famous jewels of the South Pacific- its multi-colored lagoon with its backdrop of sheer cliffs and mountains beckons to the ocean explorer.
Cruise around the magnificent and legendary island of Bora bora on a daily charter or take one of the most unforgettable trips of your life as you venture away from the lagoon into the open ocean on a multi-day trip to explore the pristine waters of the Leeward Islands of Tahiti Polynesia.
Society Island waters that the world's LARGEST sailboat charter company, THE MOORINGS, established a base on Raiatea in 1984.
www.boraboraisland.com /sailing.html   (2442 words)

  
 Virtual Vault - Emigration Records
Between 1852 and 1857, the Highlands and Islands Emigration Society assisted almost 5000 individuals to leave western Scotland for Australia.
The Highland and Island Emigration Society was set up by private subscription to alleviate destitution in the Highlands by promoting and assisting the emigration of Highlanders to Australia.
Their passenger lists for the years 1852-1857 have survived and are organised by ship and by family and record the name, age and residence of each emigrant (HD4/5) as well as occasional notes on their health and situation.
www.scan.org.uk /researchrtools/emigration.htm   (385 words)

  
 GENUKI: The Channel Islands
A group of small rocky islands off the North West coast of France, and 90 miles South of England.
The islands send large quantities of early potatoes, tomatoes, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables to the English markets.
The people are Protestants and the islands are attached to the diocese of Winchester.
user.itl.net /~glen/genukici.html   (437 words)

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