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ID: 1000216
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000216

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of French Polynesia (dependent state)  French Polynesia (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 15 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -15.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 140 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -140.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Consists of five scattered island groups, mostly volcanic, mountainous and ringed by coral reefs; settled by Polynesians; explored by Bougainville 1766; colonized by French missionaries late 18th century; all islands under French control by late 19th century; official language is French, though local languages are widely spoken.

Names:
Polynésie française (preferred,C,V)
Territoire de la Polynésia Française (C,V)
French Polynesia (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Territory of French Polynesia (C,O)
Französisch-Polynesien (C,O)
Polinesia Francesa (C,O)
Polinésia Francesa (C,O)
Frans Polynesië (C,O)
PYF (C,O,ISO3L)
PF (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO258 (C,O,ISO3N)
FP00 (C,O,FIPS)
Établissements français de l'Océanie (H,V)  ............ 1842-1946

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of French Polynesia (dependent state)  ........  French Polynesia (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of French Polynesia (dependent state)  ............  French Polynesia (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  controlled by France since 19th cen.
primary political unit (C)
overseas territory (C)  ............  French, since 1958

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Cayenne .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, South America, French Guiana) [7005770]

Sources and Contributors:
Établissements français de l'Océanie..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 419
FP00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Frans Polynesië..........  [VP]
.............................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 617
Französisch-Polynesien..........  [VP]
.........................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
French Polynesia..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
.............................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 419
ISO258..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
PF..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
Polinesia Francesa..........  [VP]
...................................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 929
Polinésia Francesa..........  [VP]
...................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 320
Polynésie française..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 576
PYF..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Territoire de la Polynésia Française..........  [VP]
...........................................................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
Territory of French Polynesia..........  [VP]
..................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 214
..................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 214
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 576
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 929
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 617
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 320
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 419
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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