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French Polynesia Introduction

French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France. It lies in the Pacific Ocean, about 4,500 kilometres south of Hawaii.

The territory is made up of about 120 islands scattered over an area about the size of western Europe.

These islands consist mainly of the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society, and Tuamotu island groups. Papeete, on Tahiti--one of the Society islands--is the territory's capital.

A Short 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.

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