ART AND BEAUTY IMAGES FOR YOU(27.):The islands of the Pacific Ocean_3

 French Polynesia

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Original author: Uwe Dedering

Definition

French Polynesia, (located in the Southeast of the Pacific Ocean), is an overseas collectivity (COM) of the French Republic, consisting of 5 archipelagos, comprising 118 islands, of which 67 are inhabited [the Society archipelago, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the archipelago of Gambier, the Archipelago of the Australes and the Marquesas Islands].Its population on January 1, 2011 was 270,000 inhabitants.

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Polynésia_Huahiné_Island: Photo:DANIEL JULIE; Source:Wikimedia Commons

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Under the protectorate of France since 1843, they changed from colony to overseas territory in 1946. In 1984 they completed their « internal autonomy ».

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Assemblee_Polynesie_Francaise: Photo taken by Remi Jouan;Source:Wikimedia Commons

Geography:

The geography of French Polynesia is characterized by:
* Its volcanoes, volcanic massifs and atolls
* Its two climates: arid tropical in the North and tropical humid in the South.

* Its highest marine biodiversity, with the largest number of Protected species.

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PhotographeSalim Shadid; Free photos,Some rights reserved

Economy:

The economy of French Polynesia is mainly a service economy , tourism and fishing.

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PhotographeSalim Shadid; Free Photo:,Some rights reserved

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Culture:

The Polynesian culture is rich in: its archaeological heritage, its sculptures, its music, its rich dances, its trades, its tattoos, its festivals and its cultural monuments (House of culture  « Tauhiti nui fare »; Art Museum « Tare Manaha » ; Papeete Crafts Center ..)

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The Bora Bora Liquid Festival KXT Ironmana: Source:welcome-tahiti.com

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Source of information: fr.wikipedia.org

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