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and Zika virus in the 2010s. Respect Tahitians are proud of their islands and happy to share their way of life with their guests in many ways. They are really relaxed people who live according to the ''aita pea pea'' philosophy (meaning "no worries"). Their culture should be respected as well as their way of life. Don't make them feel that you're superior to them but just be natural. They are a very welcoming and warm people. Please also respect the land and its diversity

. Activities which include approaching whales and other marine mammals are regulated and authorizations from the environmental authorities are mandatory. Connect Internet access in Polynesia is provided by MANA, a subsidiary of the Post and Telecommunications Office, either by modem or by ADSL. For a short stay, a subscription-free connection is best. You can make the connection with the following information: Telephone # of the server: 36-88-88 - Log-in: anonymous - Password: anonymous. This type


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Including Greenland and Faroe Islands Anti-French sentiment in Australia and New Zealand France controls several islands in the Pacific Ocean New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Islands and French Polynesia. There have been sporadic independence demonstrations in French Polynesia, and briefly in the 1980s a pro-independence insurgency in New Caledonia, led by the Front de Libération Nationale Kanak Socialiste. However, this situation is by no means unique to France, as the other overseas European Great Power, the United Kingdom, also owns many British overseas territories and the controversies they generate. Australia Bahrain Bangladesh Comoros Djibouti East Timor Egypt Eritrea *France India Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kenya Kuwait Madagascar Malaysia Maldives Mauritius Mozambique Myanmar (Burma) (Myanmar) Oman Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Somalia South Africa Sri Lanka Sudan Tanzania Thailand United Arab Emirates *United Kingdom Yemen ''Ashmore and Cartier Islands (AUS (Australia))'' ''Bassas da India (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''British Indian Ocean Territory (UK (United Kingdom))'' ''Christmas Island (AUS (Australia))'' ''Cocos (Keeling) Islands (AUS (Australia))'' ''Europa (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''French Polynesia (FRA (France))'' ''French Southern Territories (FRA (France))'' ''Glorioso (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''Heard Island and McDonald Islands (AUS (Australia))'' ''Juan de Nova (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''Mayotte (FRA (France))'' ''Réunion (FRA (France))'' ''Tromelin (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' - Australia Brunei Cambodia Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica East Timor Ecuador El Salvador Federated States of Micronesia Fiji *France Guatemala Honduras Indonesia Japan Kiribati Malaysia Marshall Islands Mexico Nauru New Zealand Nicaragua North Korea Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Russia Samoa Singapore Solomon Islands South Korea


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. If you're a fan of '''beer''', the Hinano Beer will definitely be one you will like to taste and bring a few cans home. Sleep Around fifty international class hotels can be found on twelve islands covering three different archipelagoes - Society, Tuamotu and Marquesas. Although the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora provide over 80% of hotel capacity, the lesser known islands are also opening top-of-the-range establishments. Several international groups are established: InterContinental, Sofitel, Novotel, Meridien, Starwood-Sheraton, Orient Express, Club Med and Radisson. Two local chains, Maitai and South Pacific Management, complete the hotel scene. Although complying with international standards, Polynesian style has been respected in the overwater bungalows with the use of pandanus, bamboo and shell light fixtures. Some bungalows are fitted with glass-bottomed tables for watching the fishes without ever getting your feet wet. For travellers who prefer the simplicity and authenticity of the local experience, family hotels are the ideal type of accommodation. The welcome is warm and friendly. Family hotels are divided into four categories: Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Family Homes, Family-run guest houses, Family hotels. * Bed and Breakfast: furnished bungalows limited to four dwelling units per home and able to accommodate twelve persons, equipped with bathrooms either private or shared. * Holiday family homes: furnished bungalows limited to nine dwelling units and able to accommodate twenty-seven persons, equipped with bathrooms and kitchenette. * Family-run guest houses: same as the above + breakfast and dinner service. * Family hotels: offers full board meal service and ''a la carte'' food menu. Learn The Gauguin Museum (Musée Gaugin), about 50km from Papeete on Tahiti Nui contains artefacts from Gauguin's time in Tahiti, including reproductions of many of his paintings. Open-air buildings and a gift shop are situated in a well-manicured lawn just next to the ocean, well away from the city and resorts. Botanical gardens are just next door. The Museum of Tahiti and her Islands, about 15km from Papeete, contains really great displays of Polynesian history, culture and ethnology. Anyone who is interested in anthropology or the history of the Polynesian culture should see this museum. For pearl lovers, there is also the Robert Wan Pearl Museum in Tahiti. Stay safe Tahiti has one of the lowest crime rates within France and its territories. However, petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching occurs. As an overseas territory of France, defence and law enforcement are provided by the French Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) and Gendarmerie. No vaccines are required. Be sure to bring jelly-type sandals for walking amidst coral in the water and along the beaches or either old sneakers so you don't cut your feet on the coral or don't step on a stonefish. Encounters with sharks in the lagoon will be most likely when scuba diving or even snorkelling but they are harmless. So are stingrays. However, be aware of moray eels which hide deep in the corals and are generally curious. Be sure to keep your fingers to yourself or risk a painful bite. Stay healthy Medical treatment is generally good. Two major hospitals as well as several private clinics provide 24-hour medical service. No vaccines are required. Take precautions against mosquito bites, as there have been outbreaks of dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus in the 2010s. Respect Tahitians are proud of their islands and happy to share their way of life with their guests in many ways. They are really relaxed people who live according to the ''aita pea pea'' philosophy (meaning "no worries"). Their culture should be respected as well as their way of life. Don't make them feel that you're superior to them but just be natural. They are a very welcoming and warm people. Please also respect the land and its diversity. Activities which include approaching whales and other marine mammals are regulated and authorizations from the environmental authorities are mandatory. Connect Internet access in Polynesia is provided by MANA, a subsidiary of the Post and Telecommunications Office, either by modem or by ADSL. For a short stay, a subscription-free connection is best. You can make the connection with the following information: Telephone # of the server: 36-88-88 - Log-in: anonymous - Password: anonymous. This type of modem connection is available in all archipelagos. There are cyber-spaces on Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora, Raiatea and Rangiroa (about 250 Fcfp for a 15 minute connection.) Most of the hotels and some small hotels and pensions provide Internet access to their guests. On some islands, access is possible from post offices. Wifitiki has a useful page listing Wi-Fi hotspots in French Polynesia. Iaoranet also provides wifi in the Society Islands (Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora, Raiatea) as well as some of the Tuamotus (Fakarava, Manihi, Rangiroa), Gambiers (Mangareva), and Marquesas (Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa). One hour costs about USD5, but blocks of time can be purchased online for as little as USD$2 per hour. The service is slow but fairly reliable. Go next *You can hop on a direct flight to marvelous Easter Island from Tahiti (the only place in the world apart from Santiago de Chile where you can do this). *French Polynesia is one of the few places within practical sailing distance of the Pitcairn Islands. WikiPedia:French Polynesia Dmoz:Regional Oceania French Polynesia commons:French Polynesia


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of the inhabited islands. *# Kaliopate Tavola (2000-2006) * '''French Polynesia''' - Gaston Flosse (2000-2004) * '''Kiribati''' - Teburoro Tito (1994-2003) Electricity, steel, and petroleum enabled Germany to become great international power (Power (international)) that raced to create empires of its own (New Imperialism). The Meiji Restoration was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure that was taking a firm hold


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, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Réunion). It was formed in 1919 and is based in the capital (Capital city) Paris. The FFF was a founding member of FIFA and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the game of football in France, both professional and amateur. The French Football Federation is a founder member of UEFA and joined FIFA in 1907 after replacing the USFSA (Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques), who were


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and French Polynesia; along with ''teka'' (spear throwing), ''motora'a'' (boxing) and ''amoraa ofae'' (heavy stone lifting) will be included as part of the Heiva i Tahiti or traditional sports festival held in Papeete every July. A similar sport is also played in the Cook Islands during the Te Maeva Nui national day celebrations. On 4 May 1972, following Irving Stowe's departure from the chairmanship of the Don't Make A Wave Committee, the fledgling environmental group officially changed its name to the "Greenpeace Foundation". Sean Connolly, ''Global Organizations: Greenpeace'', Franklin Watts, 2008, p. 13 Later that year David McTaggart would sail his yacht, ''Greenpeace III'', to French Polynesia to oppose the French atmospheric nuclear tests at Mururoa atoll, supported by the new Greenpeace Foundation. '''Faaa''' is a commune (commune in France) in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Faaa is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision (French Polynesia#Administrative divisions) of the Windward Islands (Windward Islands (Society Islands)), themselves part of the Society Islands. Faaa has a population of 29,851, making it the largest commune in Tahiti and French Polynesia. Faaa has many mountains inland that can reach WikiPedia:French Polynesia Dmoz:Regional Oceania French Polynesia commons:French Polynesia


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in French Polynesia. It is the westernmost volcanic high island in the archipelago, 40 km west of Bora Bora. The central island of Maupiti has a high peak of 380 metres and a surface area of 11 square kilometers. The lagoon has large and flat coral islands in its northern reef half and two motus on both sides of the pass at its southern end. The second season saw Napier City Rovers rebrand and re-organize their NZFC team as Hawke's Bay United, forming an amalgamated franchise with other local clubs. It also saw the first instance of a NZFC team winning the O-League (OFC Champions League), with Auckland City FC defeating French Polynesian team AS Pirae 3-1. thumb right 300px Map of Hereheretue Atoll (Image:Hereheretue.jpg) '''Hereheretue''' is an atoll in French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean. It is the northernmost island of the Duke of Gloucester Islands group, or Îles du Duc de Gloucester, a subgroup of the Tuamotu group. Hereheretue's nearest neighbor is Anuanuraro, which is located about 150 km away. * In Brazil, President (President of Brazil) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva meets Venezuelan president (President of Venezuela) Hugo Chávez in Caracas. They start talks about an alliance, joint energy projects and the sale of Brazilian fighter aircraft. (Bloomberg) (Forbes) (BBC) * In French Polynesia, people vote for a new local assembly for the two main islands. The poll is contested between the pro-independence party of Oscar Temaru and the party of pro-Paris conservative leader Gaston Flosse. The results of the last year's general election were cancelled and a new poll ordered to settle the dispute. (ABC) (BBC) * Floods and mudslides claim at least 64 lives in Colombia and Venezuela. (Reuters) (CNN) * The Euro as Tahiti is part of French Polynesia and the Euro is French currency. Capitalistroadster (User:Capitalistroadster) 07:08, 27 October 2005 (UTC) ** False, see below. David.Monniaux (User:David.Monniaux) 10:09, 28 October 2005 (UTC) *According to our French Polynesia article, the CFP franc (CFP: ''Change franc Pacifique'') is the currency there, and in a couple of other French territories in the Pacific. The Euro is used in places like French Guiana, however - in fact, if you look at a Euro banknote, you can see some of them depicted on it. Bit confusing, I know, but there you go... Shimgray (User:Shimgray) talk (User talk:Shimgray) 14:19, 27 October 2005 (UTC) ** I thought CFP means ''comptoirs français du Pacifique''? Anyway, one difference is that French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna are oversea territories, while French Guiana and some others are oversea departments. David.Monniaux (User:David.Monniaux) 10:09, 28 October 2005 (UTC) *It's the ''franc CFP''. The value of the Pacific franc is tied to the Euro - there isn't any independent monetary policy, just different notes and unit sizes. It's backed by the ECB (European Central Bank) just the same as a Euro. It's a holdover from the post-war currency revaluation in... '46, I think, just like the CFA franc. The metropolitian franc was devalued to reflect changes in the French trade position with respect to the US and UK - it had a substantial trade deficit - but the colonies were in relatively good shape in terms of international trade position. So, rather than make the colonies pay for the metropole's economic problems, they decided to devalue the franc in France alone. There used to be colonial issues in other places too - the Indochinese piaster was one, and there was Carribean franc at one time, but those are all gone now. --Diderot (User:Diderot) 14:36, 27 October 2005 (UTC) **French overseas territories ''apart from'' New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia use the euro as their currency: the three exceptions all use the CFP franc, which is linked to the euro at a fixed exchange rate but '''not''' backed by the ECB (European Central Bank). The currencies which used to be linked to the French franc have fixed exchange rates with the euro guaranteed by the French government. Physchim62 (User:Physchim62) 14:45, 27 October 2005 (UTC) '''Rurutu''' is the northernmost island in the Austral (Austral Islands) archipelago of French Polynesia, and the name of a commune consisting solely of that island. It is situated WikiPedia:French Polynesia Dmoz:Regional Oceania French Polynesia commons:French Polynesia


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, which breeds in French Polynesia (although prior to the arrival of humans in the Pacific there were several other closely related species of Polynesian sandpiper). *The Magi are featured in Menotti (Gian Carlo Menotti)'s opera ''Amahl and the Night Visitors'', and in several Christmas carols, of which the best-known English one is "We Three Kings". *In the film ''Donovan's Reef'', a Christmas play (Nativity play) is held


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in the competition. However, rounds in the competition are determined through each region in France (Regions of France) with one of the main reasons being to reduce travel costs. Depending on the region, the number of rounds may vary from four to as many as eight with each region sending a set number of clubs to the 7th round. The regions conduct rounds of matches up until the 7th round when professional clubs enter the competition. All of the clubs are then split and drawn against each other


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thumb 200px French Polynesia (former French Establishments in Oceania (File:French Polynesia.pdf)) was reinstated on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories (United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories#Changed due to a status other than independence) by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A 67 265 on 23 August 2013 '''French Polynesia''' ( .

French Polynesia is divided into 5 groups of islands: The Society Islands archipelago composed of the Windward Islands (Windward Islands (Society Islands)) and the Leeward Islands (Leeward Islands (Society Islands)), the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands. Among its 118 islands and atolls, 67 are inhabited. Tahiti, which is located within the Society Islands, is the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the collectivity, Pape'ete (Papeete). Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia until 2007.

Following the Great Polynesian Migration, European explorers visited the islands of French Polynesia on several occasions. In 1842, the French took over the islands and established a French protectorate (French Protectorates) they called ''Etablissements des français en Océanie (EFO)'' (French Establishments Settlements in Oceania). In 1946, the ''EFO''s became an overseas territory under the constitution of the French Fourth Republic, and Polynesians were granted the right to vote through citizenship. In 1957, the ''EFO''s were renamed French Polynesia. Since 28 March 2003, French Polynesia has been an overseas collectivity of the French Republic under the constitutional revision of article 74, and later gained, with law 2004-192 of 27 February 2004, an administrative autonomy; two symbolic manifestations of which are the title of the President of French Polynesia and its additional designation as an overseas country (Overseas country of France). http: www.collectivites-locales.gouv.fr statuts-nouvelle-caledonie-et-polynesie#statut_pol_fcse

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