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The Marquesas Isles of French Polynesia were the first ones to be populated by 200 BC. Another group of Polynesian migratory archipelagos were the Society Isles in 300 AD. In 1521 Ferdinand Magellan - a Portugese discoverer who worked for Spain - saw the Puka Puka and in 1772 the Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen saw Bora Bora on the Society Isle.
Some other Europeans, such as the English discoverer Samuel Wallis in 1767 and Captain James Cook in 1769, who ended up on the Marquesas Isles and found the craft of tattoos that he took to the West. Domingo de Bonechea was the first member of Europe to discover all the major isles.
It was the first village in 1797, when the London Mission founded a sustainable one. Tahiti and Tahuatu became French protectorate in 1842 and finally a settlers in 1880. The French unified the Oceania archipelago in 1889 and named it Oceania.
The inhabitants of the French became French citizens in 1946 and the French gave the island the status of French territories abroad. In 1957 the name of the French Polynesia renamed the area. French Polynesia gained a partially autonomous interior in 1977 and in 2003 it became a complete community abroad.
French Polynesia Geography is a group of 5 archipelagoes with a combined 118 islets. They are a mixture of low calcareous altolls 3 metres above sealevel and vulcanic islets. It has a surface area of 3,521 sq km and the island is spread over an area of 2,000 km of oceans or over 4 million sq km.
The Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Austral Islands and the Basin Islands. French Polynesia is a French community working within the context of a representational parliament. French Polynesia's president is the leader of a multi-party system. It is governed by the French Polynesian authorities and the French Polynesian authorities, which consist of 57 members chosen for a five-year period of office.
Travelling The French Polynesian tourist sector accounts for 25% of the country's GNP and is the only source of jobs on most isles. Tahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian isles. There are beautiful cascades in the inner part of the archipelago and the shoreline also has breathtaking sandy and whitewashed sandy and crystalline water.
The Bora Bora is known as the French Polynesian Romanesian Isle and is also the most beloved of all of them. Home to several deluxe and spa destinations, it is regarded as a deluxe holiday resort. It has its own international airports and is a touristic refuge for honeymoons and travellers who want to let off steam.
The Magical lsland is the name of Moorea and is regarded as a Bora Bora rivals in this area. It is quickly becoming a popular place for honeymoons. There is a broad and flat bay surrounding the hills of the South Pacific and is one of the best islets. The most southern of the Marquesas Isles, the home of the best Polynesians in the area.
There are still tattooed areas on every tribe in the world and it is the best place in the world to study about the arts. Walking through the luxuriant jungles is one of the best tourism experiences on the isle. The educational system in French Polynesia is similar to that in France.
The French language is the teaching tool, and elementary schooling is free and obligatory. Alphabetisation in the area is 98% and is one of the highest among the Pacific isles. Tattoos originate from French Polynesia, and the term derives from the Tatau in Tahiti.
More than half of the island's inhabitants are now 20 years or younger. Tiare is the most enigmatic of all. The botanist tried to plant the plant somewhere else, but it only grew on Mount Temehani on Raiatea Isle.