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AGRICULTURE
AHE
AIRPORT
AIR TAHITI
AKAMARU
APATAKI
ASSEMBLY OF FRENCH POLYNESIA
ATOLL
ATOLLS
ATUONA
ATUONA BAY
AUKENA
AUSTRAL ISLANDS
AVATORU
BANKS
BOOK
BORA BORA
BREL
CHIEF TOWN
COPRA
CORAL REEFS
DESTINATIONS
DISAPPOINTMENT ISLANDS
DIVING
FAAA
FAAA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FAKARAVA
FANGATAUFA
FARE
FATU HIVA
FATU HUKU
FLAG OF FRENCH POLYNESIA
FRANCE
FRENCH POLYNESIA
GAMBIER ISLANDS
GAUGUIN
GEOGRAPHY OF FRENCH POLYNESIA
GROUP
HANA VAVE
HEREHERETUE
HERMAN MELVILLE
HEYERDAHL
HIVA OA
HUAHINE
KAUEHI
KIRIBATI
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Agriculture

  1. Agriculture is the island's main richness, long after coffee disappeared in the valleys around 1980.
  2. Agriculture is the main form of employment.

Ahe

  1. Ahe is an almost entirely-enclosed coral atoll, located in the King George group of the northern Tuamotu Archipelago, just to the southwest of Manihi.
  2. Ahe was later visited by the historic United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.
  3. Ahe was an isolated place: it was a two-day boat trip from Tahiti, had no roads, no phones and only one store in the tiny village.

Airport

  1. An airport was open in 2003.
  2. The airport is a pleasant 10 minute drive from Papeete, the capital city.
  3. The airport is simply an airstrip that, like Rangiroa, also serves as the taxiway.
  4. The airport was built on a palm fringed -motu-. Your arrival at Bora Bora will definitely leave you with one of the nicest memories of your trip.
  5. The airport was opened in 1943, during World War II. Commercial service became available in 1958 after the runway was redone.

Air Tahiti

  1. Air Tahiti is the largest of them with the most regularly scheduled flights, but check the listings below for details.
  2. Air Tahiti is the national airline.
  3. Air Tahiti is the only company serving the Marquesas from Tahiti.

Akamaru

  1. Akamaru is the 3rd largest island in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia , at approximately 2.6 km² 1 sq.
  2. Akamaru is the 3rd largest island in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, at approximately 2.
  3. Akamaru is the 3rd largest island in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, at approximately 2.6 km-- (1 sq.
  4. Akamaru is the third largest island in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, at approximately 2.6 km-- (1 sq.

Apataki

  1. Apataki is a coral atoll in the South Pacific Ocean, territorially part of French Polynesia.
  2. Apataki is one of the quit large atolls in Tuamotu, whose size of the atoll is 31km long and 25km wide.
  3. Apataki was hurtling at ten knots towards an unlit open boat.
  4. Apataki was soon sailing well, close hauled on starboard towards the windsurfers paradise of Tarifa.
  5. Apataki was visited by James Cook in 1774, and was first sighted by Europeans by a Dutch navigator, Jakob Roggeveen, in 1722.

Assembly of French Polynesia

  1. The Assembly of French Polynesia is a deliberating body, with normative functions and executive control.

Atoll

  1. An atoll is a coraline ring that lies atop an underwater volcano.
  2. An atoll is a sunken volcano, where only the hard coral reef is left after erosion has eaten the soft volcanic stone.
  3. An atoll is an island formed from a coral reef that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
  4. An atoll is the coral reef that is left after an island sinks into the ocean.
  5. The atoll is only a one hour flight from Tahiti and 20 minutes from Rangiroa.

Atolls

  1. Atolls are formed as volcanoes die and become extinct.
  2. Atolls are islands that have long since sunk below the ocean surface, leaving only the barrier reef.
  3. Atolls are ring-like coral islands that nearly or entirely enclose a lagoon.
  4. Atolls are the last phase of transformation of the original volcanic island.
  5. Atolls are typically ring-shaped with a central lagoon.

Atuona

  1. Atuona is a favorite port of call for yachts and copra ships.
  2. Atuona is a long bike ride up the hill and a fast ride down.
  3. Atuona is a small town that is dominated by incredible views of 3,000 foot Mt.
  4. Atuona was Paul Gauguin's home for the last three years of his life, and he is buried in the cemetery ( Calvary Cemetery, French: Cimeti--re Calvaire) there.
  5. Atuona was a cute town where we shopped in the small shops, magasins, where you can get most staples, but where they rarely sell fresh produce.

Atuona Bay

  1. It is located on Atuona Bay on the southern coast of the island.
  2. It is located on a hillside on the eastern edge of town, overlooking the anchorage on Atuona Bay.
  3. Taha Uku is separated from Atuona Bay by a headland called Feki.

Aukena

  1. Aukena is also the proud sponsor of young karting talent Xavier Lempereur.
  2. Aukena is the 4th largest of the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia.

Austral Islands

  1. Austral Islands: Only an hour and a half from Tahiti, there are five high rounded islands in all.
  2. The Austral Islands are five high islands to the south of Tahiti, separated from each other by distances of 160 to 230 km.
  3. The Austral Islands are mostly Evangelistic today and all have flown the French flag since 1901.
  4. The Austral Islands are part of the territory of French Polynesia .
  5. The Austral Islands are situated at the most southern part of French Polynesia.

Avatoru

  1. Avatoru is a tiny, friendly village on the tiny, isolated atoll of Rangiroa.
  2. Avatoru is an outstanding full peruvian 3 year old male.
  3. Avatoru is the chief town of Rangiroa, a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

Banks

  1. Banks are always closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
  2. Banks are located at Faaa Airport and on most islands.
  3. Banks are located at Tahiti's International Airport and on each island.
  4. Banks are located in Faaa Airport in Papeete Airport and on most islands.

Book

  1. The book is a fascinatingly frank yarn, full of island characters and out-of-the-way places.
  2. The book is a long narrative of past events and times that Robert Frisbie spent on Puka Puka, one of the most secluded atolls of the Cook Islands.
  3. The book is a long narrative of past events and times that Robert Frisbie spent on Puka Puka,1of the almost all secluded atolls of the Cook Islands.
  4. The book was filmed by Albert Lewin in 1943.
  5. The book was ignored.

Bora Bora

  1. Bora Bora - known as "Tahiti's Romantic Island" -- is one of 118 Tahitian islands and atolls that comprise the area officially known as French Polynesia.
  2. Bora Bora is a 45-minute airplane ride from the international airport in Papeete on the main island of Tahiti.
  3. Bora Bora is a 45-minute flight from Papeete.
  4. Bora Bora is a French Polynesian island about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti.
  5. Bora Bora is a jewel constantly changing its colors, showing you its various unpredictable shapes.

Brel

  1. Brel was born in Schaarbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, and lived half of his life in Paris.
  2. Brel was a heavy smoker and died of lung cancer at the age of 49 near Paris.
  3. Brel was born in Schaarbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, but lived half of his life in Paris.
  4. Brel was born in Schaerbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, but lived most of his life in Paris.

Chief Town

  1. The chief town is the village of Otepa , where the chief economic activity is the cultivation of pearls.
  2. The chief town is the village of Otepa, where the chief economic activity is the cultivation of pearl s.
  3. The chief town is the village of Otepa, where the main economic activity is the cultivation of pearls.

Copra

  1. Copra is the chief commercial product, though there is also fishing for pearls.
  2. Copra is the chief export.
  3. Copra is the main income producing agricultural product.

Coral Reefs

  1. Coral reefs are aragonite structures produced by living organisms, found in shallow, tropical marine waters with little to no nutrients in the water.
  2. Coral reefs are low-lying structures that have built up on basaltic lava flows under the ocean's surface.

Destinations

  1. Destinations are often referred to as a distance from Papeete and marked by the roadside with milestones or point kilometrique (Pk.).
  2. Destinations are posted atop each bus, which always start and end the round trips at the public market.
  3. Destinations are posted on the front and sides of the vehicle.

Disappointment Islands

  1. The Disappointment Islands are a small group of coral atolls , which includes the atolls of Tepoto and Napuka .
  2. The Disappointment Islands are located towards the northeastern expanses of the Tuamotus.
  3. The Disappointment Islands are only sparsely populated.

Diving

  1. The diving was fantastic, the food was outstanding, and the service was unreal.
  2. The diving was perfect and the diving crew taught us alot of things we did not know.

Faaa

  1. Faaa is the most populated city of French Polynesia with around 27000 inhabitants.
  2. Faaa is the political fief of independence leader Oscar Temaru, who is currently serving as president of French Polynesia.
  3. Faaa is the political fief of independence leader Oscar Temaru, who served three times as president of French Polynesia in 2004, 2005 - 2006, and 2007.

Faaa International Airport

  1. Papeete's international airport, Faaa International Airport, was completed and opened in 1962.
  2. InterContinental Resort Tahiti is located six miles from Papeete and the Market Place and approximately one mile from FAAA International Airport.
  3. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faaa International Airport on the island of Tahiti.

Fakarava

  1. Fakarava is a quick and cheap flight away and the place looks like it's been cut out of another world.
  2. Fakarava is a virtually untouched paradise where nesting birds and marine life live in harmony.
  3. Fakarava is the remarkable scuba diving available surrounding the atoll.
  4. Fakarava is the second biggest atoll of the Tuamotu after Rangiroa.
  5. Fakarava is the second largest atoll in the Tuamotu.

Fangataufa

  1. Fangataufa is a low-lying coral atoll, with its coral ring rarely exceeding 200 metres in width.
  2. Fangataufa is an oblong-shaped coral atoll with a basalt base, 41 km south east of Moruroa.
  3. Fangataufa is an uninhabited atoll of the South Group, located 40 km southeast of Mururoa.
  4. Fangataufa was chosen as the site for France-s first true hydrogen bomb test, code named Canopus.
  5. Fangataufa was heavily contaminated after the shot.

Fare

  1. FARE is the village at the ferry terminal.
  2. Fare is the administrative capital of the island, with the airport located nearby.

Fatu Hiva

  1. Fatu Hiva is a cruising Mecca with what is claimed to be the most beautiful bay in French Polynesia.
  2. Fatu Hiva is a remote island, the local people have no real use for money and prefer to trade or barter.
  3. Fatu Hiva is a small island, measuring roughly 3.5 miles wide by a 9 miles long.
  4. Fatu Hiva is a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean.
  5. Fatu Hiva is also the title of a book by explorer and archaelogist Thor Heyerdahl, in which he describes his stay on the island in the 1930s.

Fatu Huku

  1. Fatu Huku is a small island in the Marquesas Islands, nearly halfway between Hiva ‘Oa and Nuku Hiva.
  2. Fatu Huku is a small island in the Marquesas Islands, nearly halfway between Hiva ‘ Oa and Nuku Hiva.

Flag of French Polynesia

  1. The flag of French Polynesia was adopted in 1984.
  2. The flag of French Polynesia was adopted on 23 November 1984 by the Assembly of French Polynesia.
  3. The flag of French Polynesia was officially accepted during the year 1984.

France

  1. France is a developed country, with the sixth (nominal GDP) or eighth ( PPP) largest economy in the world.
  2. France is a member of the United Nations and serves as one of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council with veto rights.
  3. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic.
  4. France is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, and the Latin Union.
  5. France is an ethnically diverse nation.

French Polynesia

  1. French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France.
  2. French Polynesia is a French overseas "country" ( French: pays d'outre-mer, or POM) in the southern Pacific Ocean.
  3. French Polynesia is a French overseas collectivity in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Gambier Islands

  1. Gambier Islands is part of the circumscription of Tuamotu and Gambier Islands.
  2. The Gambier Islands are a group of ten small, high islands extending to the southwest of the Tuamotus.
  3. The Gambier Islands are situated just North of the Tropic of Capricorn about 1650 souteast of Tahiti.
  4. The Gambier Islands are the cradle of Catholicism in French Polynesia, as the first missionaries arrived here in 1834.
  5. The Gambier Islands were annexed by the French in 1881.

Gauguin

  1. Gauguin was an enthusiastic Sunday painter.
  2. Gauguin was first a sailor, then a successful stockbroker in Paris.
  3. Gauguin was very unfavorably impressed by this strange construction (still In existence) which "clashes glaringly with the decorative beauty of the nature".

Geography of French Polynesia

  1. This article describes the geography of French Polynesia.
  2. This category is for stub articles relating to the geography of French Polynesia.
  3. ABC Country Book of French Polynesia Provides facts on the people, government, economy, flag, and geography of French Polynesia.

Group

  1. The group is a part of French Polynesia .
  2. The group was all very experienced divers who craved pelagics preferably with teeth, but they were eluding us.

Hana Vave

  1. Hana Vave is also the name of a small village located at the head of the bay, which in 2002, had a population of 337.
  2. Hana Vave is also the name of a small village located at the head of the bay.
  3. Hana Vave is the name of the northernmost bay on the west coast of Fatu Hiva.

Hereheretue

  1. Hereheretue is the only permanently inhabited atoll of the --les du Duc de Gloucester group.

Herman Melville

  1. Herman Melville was born in New York City into an established merchant family.
  2. Herman Melville was born in New York City to an established merchant family.
  3. Herman Melville was imprisoned in Papeete in 1842; his experiences there became the basis for the novel ''Omoo''.

Heyerdahl

  1. Heyerdahl was also an active figure in Green politics.
  2. Heyerdahl was also intrigued with large statues found on the island, bearing South American affinites.
  3. Heyerdahl was indeed correct, Fatu Hiva is the Garden of Eden.

Hiva Oa

  1. Hiva Oa is a 3 hour flight from Tahiti and the lodge is 20 minutes from the airport by 4WD.
  2. Hiva Oa is a 4-hour, 2-flight trip from Tahiti, so it takes effort to get there (it took us 30 hours from our home in New York City), but it really worth it.
  3. Hiva Oa is a beautiful Island (as we found all the Marquises to be) with cocoa nuts, bananas, grapefruit, mangos and of course breadfruit growing everywhere.
  4. Hiva Oa is a certainly a dramatic destination, with great beaches, spectacular mountain peak views and sparkling waters.
  5. Hiva Oa is a fertile island with deep valleys, lush plateaus and thickly wooded forests.

Huahine

  1. Huahine is a beautiful remote island.
  2. Huahine is a diamond in the rough, and a stronghold of Polynesian culture.
  3. Huahine is a lush island that actually consists of two islands connected by a bridge.
  4. Huahine is a magical place.
  5. Huahine is a part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia.

Kauehi

  1. Kauehi was a safe one to pick for our first attempt at entering an atoll lagoon. +2
  2. Kauehi was later visited by the historic United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

Kiribati

  1. Kiribati is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
  2. Kiribati is a republic.

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