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Travel to French Polynesia

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to French Polynesia

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -10
  • Electricity: 110/220V 60Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Cour de Franc Pacifique (CFP)
  • Country Dialing Code: 689

French Polynesia

Location
Oceania, archipelagoes in the South Pacific Ocean about one-half of the way from South America to Australia

Capital
Papeete

Population
274,578 (July 2006 est.)

Regions
none (overseas lands of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are five archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, Iles Sous-le-Vent. Note: Clipperton Island is administered by France from French Polynesia

Climate
tropical, but moderate

Ethnic groups
Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French 6%, metropolitan French 4%

Religions
Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%

Languages
French 61.1% (official), Polynesian 31.4% (official), Asian languages 1.2%, other 0.3%, unspecified 6% (2002 census)

Government type
NA

Background
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.

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