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French Polynesia Photos: It is an amazing spot on earth

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This is the unofficial flag mostly used by sports participants outside New Caledonia. The flag is a horizontally divided red-grey-red with a black kagu bird with spread wings. This flag has no official status

Nouméa: la capitale de la Nouvelle Calédonie

Kanack Cultural Centre

money from Polynesia

infrastructure on the island

new construction

national airlines of Polynesia

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~Tão longe de tudo que eu nem sabia oq esperar..
Gostei :)
Facts and figures


Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct as many as three referenda between 2013 and 2018, to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

224,824 (July 2008 est.)

Population growth rate:

1.175% (2008 est.)

Death rate:

5.64 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 74.75 years

female: 77.88 years (2008 est.)

Ethnic groups:

Melanesian 42.5%, European 37.1%, Wallisian 8.4%, Polynesian 3.8%, Indonesian 3.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other 3%


French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

Economy - overview:

New Caledonia has about 25% of the world's known nickel resources. Only a small amount of the land is suitable for cultivation, and food accounts for about 20% of imports. In addition to nickel, very lavish financial support from France and tourism are keys to the health of the economy. Substantial new investment in the nickel industry, combined with the recovery of global nickel prices, brightens the economic outlook for the next several years.

GDP (purchasing power parity):

$3.158 billion (2003 est.)

GDP (official exchange rate):

$3.3 billion (2003 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):

$15,000 (2003 est.)

GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 15%
industry: 8.8%
services: 76.2% (2003)

Exports - partners:

Japan 17.4%, France 15.9%, Taiwan 14.5%, China 10.8%, Spain 9.4%, Belgium 7.3%, Italy 6%, Australia 4.6% (2006)

Import - partners:

France 39.4%, Singapore 15.1%, Australia 11.3%, NZ 4.8% (2006)


none (overseas territory of France); note - a referendum on independence was held in 1998 but did not pass; a new referendum is scheduled for 2014
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Papeete : the capital of Tahiti

the national airline of tahiti

surf shops

the water:nuts::nuts::nuts:

street scence in downtown on a not so sunny day

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Tres belle!
O Tahiti eh lindo

Maravilha. Parece que a população desfruta de uma excelente qualidade de vida.
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
Lindas imagens. Vontade de conhecer a Polinésia Francesa.
Não tem nem o que falar...simplesmente PARADISÍACO!
Belíssimos lugares... mas não para testes nucleares! Perfeito!
Uau! Lugares perfeitos! dia ainda quero passar uma temporada em alguma ilha do pacífico... Quanto será que custa uma casinha por lá?
olha a cor da água:drool:
Um dos lugares que eu mais tenho vontade de conhecer!
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