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French Polynesia

  • Type: French Overseas Collectivity

Bora Bora Island
Huahine Island
Maupiti Island
Moorea Island
Nuku Hiva Island
Rangiroa Atoll
Tahiti Island

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Five archipelagoes (Archipel Des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia - The World Factbook

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Particulars for French Polynesia:
Locale Type French Overseas Collectivity

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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. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded. - The World Factbook

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The Hurricane Film John Ford "The Hurricane" on the fictional Island of Manukura, a French colony in the South Seas.
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life Book Herman Melville Typee is set on Nuku Hiva Island in the Marquesas Islands

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