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French Polynesia
Capital:
Papeete
Population:
266,339 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
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.
Government type:
NA
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $4.58 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
35,000 (2002)
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