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French Polynesia

French Polynesia consists of five archipelagoes in the south-central Pacific Ocean and has a population of around 285,000.

Tourism is the country’s main economic activity. Agriculture now only provides a small portion of the gross domestic product.

Pigs, cattle, and chickens are raised for food; and shrimps and oysters are farmed. Traditional exports—including vanilla—have greatly declined. Black cultured pearls, principally from the Tuamotu and Gambier islands groups, account for some two-thirds of export earnings.

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