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French Polynesia (Overseas Country of French Polynesia)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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French Polynesia
Overseas Country of French Polynesia
StatusDependency (Overseas Collectivity)
SovereigntyFrance
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalPapeete
Land Area 3 660 km21
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesPF, PYF, 2582
Internet Domain.pf3
CurrencyFranc (XPF)4
Telephone+6895

1. Overview

The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

2. French Polynesia National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for French Polynesia to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of France I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:

Christian94%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.5%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated4.9%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%8.

Links:

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/french_polynesia.html
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation

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CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fp.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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