French Polynesia

French Polynesia

noun
a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.
Formerly French Oceania.
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French Polynesia
 
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Former name (until 1958): French Oceania 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: 248 000 (2004 est). Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles)

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