Atlas of French Polynesia
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|Relief map of French Polynesia|
|Relief map of French Polynesia with the names of communes and archipelagos|
|Map of French Polynesia|
|Map of Tahiti & Mo’orea|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day French Polynesia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day French Polynesia.
|From 1595 Spanish and English discoverers explore the area that is now French Polynesia. In 1842 chiefs of the Marquesas Islands cede sovereignty to France; other islands are annexed until 1900 as the French Settlements in Oceania. In 1903 the settlements are united into French Ocania. French Oceania becomes a overseas territory in 1946 and receives internal self-government in 1956. It is then restyled Territory of French Polynesia. In 2004 French Polynesia is granted more autonomy and the status is changed into a French overseas country.|
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