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Two flags

You may see two flags in French Polynesia. In most cases, the one of the left is raised. On official events, the French tri-color is usually hoisted. Sometimes, both fly together.


It is the best known and most visited of the Polynesian areas.


French Polynesia has over 100 islands in five major island groups (archipelagoes) scattered over an area as large as Western Europe.


Most government functions are controlled locally, but France maintains control in areas like defense and foreign affairs.


Most residents speak both official languages, French and Polynesian (the latter has dialects). English is widely understood in tourism-related dealings.


If you took a worldwide survey asking "Which is the most romantic tropical island paradise?", the foremost answer would likely be French Polynesia

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