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Healthcare in French Polynesia
€21.4 billion (2011) Of which invested in R&D:
Since February 2004 French Polynesia has become an overseas country within the French Republic with constitutionally guaranteed autonomy, democratically governed by its representatives and by local referendum.
Number of employees
Number of companies:
11,000 Of which employed in R&D:
40 • Infomedix 1/2013
ocated about 6,000 km off the Eastern Australian coast, French Polynesia is an overseas country of France annexed during the 19th century, that comprises five archipelagos of 35 volcanic islands and about 183 coral atolls. The closest neighbour is Kiribati to the northwest and Cook Islands to the west.
Distribution of population across the French Polynesian archipelagos Iles du Vent (Winward Islands) 75% Iles sous le Vent (Leeward Islands) 12% Marquises (Marquesas Islands) 4% Australes (Austral Islands) 3% Tuamotu Gambier 7% Around 88% of the population lives in the Society Islands, the administrative region comprising Winward and Leeward Islands.The capital, Papeete, is located in the biggest and most populated island,Tahiti, in the Winward Islands archipelago, and hosts all governmental institutions as well as being the business hub of the country. 82% of the whole country’s population lives in Tahiti. Although the road transportation system is in place, the lack of an adequate public transport system requires the use of rental cars and taxis. The other islands can be reached by flight with the local Air Tahiti or through ferry service for closer islands such as Moorea.
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