French Polynesia is halfway between California and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. Its status is that of an overseas country, ruled by France, which administers education, justice, defense, and internal security while a local parliament takes care of other day-to-day affairs.
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Bora Bora is a volcanic island in the Society Islands archipelago of French Polynesia.
Tahiti lies in the South Pacific. It is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia.
Moorea is an island in the Society Islands archipelago, only a few kilometers off the northwest coast of Tahiti.
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The Society Islands are the most populated archipelago of French Polynesia.
The Tuamotu Islands are a vast archipelago of several island groups in French Polynesia.
The Marquesas Islands are an archipelago of about a dozen islands in French Polynesia, most with steep mountains.
The Austral Islands of French Polynesia consist of the Tubuai Islands and the Bass Islands.
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