French Polynesia


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French Polynesia

A French overseas territory in the south-central Pacific Ocean comprising some 120 islands, including the Society, Marquesas, and Austral islands and the Tuamotu archipelago. Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is the capital.

French Polynesia

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(Placename) a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, and the Marquesas Islands. Capital: Papeete, on Tahiti. Pop: 277 293 (2013 est). Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles). Former name (until 1958): French Oceania

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a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 224,911; 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km). Cap.: Papeete.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Society Islands - an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific to the east of Samoa
Low Archipelago, Paumotu Archipelago, Tuamotu Archipelago - a group of about 80 coral islands in French Polynesia
Austral Islands, Tubuai Islands - a chain of small islands in French Polynesia
Gambier Islands - a group of islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
Iles Marquises, Marquesas Islands - a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
Translations
Polynésie française
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The candidacy from French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France which comprises more than 100 islands in the South Pacific, comes despite International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach playing down its chance of success.
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He has been working with The Seasteading Institute on the free zone concept for French Polynesia and signed a memorandum of understanding in January to develop a floating free zone off Tahiti.
A territory of France, French Polynesia has some of the most beautiful places that you can visit in its over 100 islands.
Thousands upon thousands of words have been written extolling the charms of sailing in French Polynesia, exploring the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and others.
And in French Polynesia we went up into the mountains with a local family (right) to pick mangos, bananas, and coconuts in their orchard.
UAE-based technology company Zero.1 is partnering with Office des Postes et Telecommunications (OPT), an information technology and services government agency in French Polynesia to roll out the LiFi technology, in this market.
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