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Country: French Polynesia Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the French Polynesia, a group of islands in the South Pacific. Learn about the geography, history, government, and culture of these islands. Topics include black pearls, mythology, and Captain James Cook.

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This site includes pictures and historical information about the French Polynesian flag, as well as other symbols meaningful to this country.
Scroll down to learn about the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military of this group of Pacific islands. Click on the flag in the top right corner for a brief description and a larger picture.
This site includes facts and figures, government information, natural resources, history, and other information about French Polynesia. The navigation sidebar on the right also has information on other island nations of the Pacific.
This site includes general information about French Polynesia and links to an encyclopedia article on the same site. The link appears below the main text. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
Read an overview of the French island possessions, see a fact file, and find information on its current leadership. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
This site provides information about the history, culture, people, and lifestyles of French Polynesia. Includes information on Tahitian pearls, Paul Gauguin, and the art of the aboriginal peoples. Also includes regional information on specific island groups. NOTE: This is a commercial site and it includes ads and sponsored links, however it is a good source of information on the islands of French Polynesia.
Learn about general Polynesian history and culture, of which French Polynesia comprises only a small part. Includes information on the origins of the Polynesians, their languages, European explorers who came into contact with them, and more.
These traveling tips paint a good picture of what Tahiti and French Polynesia are like. Click on "Tid Bits of Info" for a few words in Tahitian. Information under the "Islands" heading lists different island activities.
This page includes information about Captain Cook's journeys to Tahiti and paintings of the ships used. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The French painter Paul Gauguin had an affinity for the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia and painted the Maori natives there. Read about the life and work of the artist on this website.
Read about the Tahitian black pearl legend. NOTE: This commercial site includes sponsored links and links to social networking sites.
During the 1960s and 1970s, France tested over 40 nuclear weapons by detonation above ground in or near French Polynesia an continues to perform underground tests. Learn about the effects of these tests and other findings of the study that is covered on this website.

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