French Polynesian Islands Travel Information and Travel Guide
French Polynesia Islands is an overseas country of French Republic and is comprised of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most popular island being Tahiti in Society Islands group, also one of the most crowded islands and seat of capital of territory. Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia till 2007. The island groups, which make up French Polynesia, were not authoritatively united till the establishment of French protectorate in the year 1889. The first island to be settled here includes Society Islands in AD 800 and Marquesas Islands in AD 300.
French Polynesia Islands is a set of islands, which is an overseas country attached to France. Situated in South Pacific Ocean, it is halfway between Australia and California. Tahiti and its islands cover 4 million square kms of ocean, which is the same region like the European Union. Nevertheless the land above sea level accounts for around 7,000 square kms comprising of 118 islands, combined into 5 archipelagoes (1 coral and 4 volcanic). Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the 3 great phosphate rock islands in Pacific Ocean, while others include Banaba (Ocean Island) in Nauru and Kiribati.
Politics of French Polynesia Islands takes place in structure of parliamentary representative democratic French overseas collectivity, whereby President of French Polynesia is head of multi-party system and government. Executive power is implemented by government. Legislative power is vested in both Assembly of French Polynesia and government. French Polynesia sends 2 deputies to French National Assembly, one symbolizing central and eastern part of Tahiti, the Tuamotu-Gambier administrative division, and Marquesas Islands administrative division, while other symbolizing Leeward Islands administrative subdivision, an Austral Islands administrative subdivision, commune (municipality) of Mo’orea-Mai’ao, and westernmost part of Tahiti, including capital Papeete.
The French Polynesia Islands have total land area of 1,622 square miles scattered more than 965,255 square miles of ocean. There are approximately 130 islands in French Polynesia and the highest point is Mount Orohena on Tahiti, which is made up of 6 groups of islands. The most populated and largest island is Tahiti in Society Islands. The island groups include Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Gambier Islands, Austral Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago and Bass Islands. Aside from Tahiti, some other significant islands, island groups and atolls in French Polynesia are: Pora Pora, Ahe, Huahine, Hiva ‘Oa, Maupiti, Mai’ao, Mo’orea, Meheti’a, Ra’iātea, Nuku Hiva, Te Ti’aroa, Taha’a, Tūpai and Tupua’i.
French Polynesia Vacations include Tikehau Ninamu Resort; Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora; The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort; Tevahine Dream; Pension Poe Iti; Fare Pea Iti; Fare Suisse Tahiti; Au Motu Mahare; Topdive Bathys Tahiti; Lagoonarium; Coral Gardens; Pure Snorkeling par Reef Discovery; Moana Adventure Tours; ATV Moorea Tours; Baie de Cook in Mo’orea; Mont Otemanu in Bora Bora; Satellite view of the Iles Gambier; Black sand beach in Tahiti; Motu Tiahura, Mo’orea; Fakarava lagoon; Baie des traîtres, Hiva `Oa; Presidence of the Government (Papeete); Mangareva; Bungalows of Hotel Hibiscus, Hauru Point, Mo’orea; Plage de Marita, Bora Bora; Bora Bora from the air; High Commissionership of the Republic (Papeetē) and Sunrise over Mo’orea.
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The epitome of South Pacific, exotic French Polynesia has captured an imagination of travelers since 18th Century. Explore its magical islands and relax on secluded beaches, trek through lush rainforest on one of its islands and take a dip in a cerulean lagoon.
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