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Learn more about French Polynesia.
Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia
Population: 266,339 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Papeete
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An Introduction to French Polynesia
The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996.

French Polynesia map

Map of French Polynesia ( Location ) : 15 00 S, 140 00 W, Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from South America to Australia. For additional reports and educational information specific to French Polynesia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The French Polynesian Flag
Two narrow red horizontal bands encase a wide white band; centered on the white band is a disk with blue and white wave pattern on the lower half and gold and white ray pattern on the upper half; a stylized red, blue and white ship rides on the wave pattern; the French flag is used for official occasions.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about French Polynesia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.57%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 73.29 yrs - Male
    • 78.18 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 52,500 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 40,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 128,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .pf

Did you know ... People from French Polynesia are called French Polynesians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook