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Pray for French Polynesia

Let's join together in prayer and intercession for French Polynesia. Please post prayers for the people, churches, leaders, and government of each nation in the Pray for the Nations Forum. You can see the current Nation of the Day on the PrayWay Calendar.

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    The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996.

    The People:
    Population: 270,485 (July 2005 est.)
    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 26.7% (male 36,947/female 35,403)
    15-64 years: 67.4% (male 94,710/female 87,546)
    65 years and over: 5.9% (male 8,018/female 7,861) (2005 est.)

    Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%

    Government Type:

    Leader(s) to pray for:
    chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by High Commissioner of the Republic Michel MATHIEU (since 24 October 2001); note - Michel MATHIER leaves 30 July 2005, replaced by Jacques MICHAUT (acting high commissioner), until the arrival of Anne BOQUET in early September 2005
    head of government: President of the Territorial Government of French Polynesia Oscar TEMARU (since 3 March 2005); President of the Territorial Assembly Antony GEROS (since 9 May 2004)

    Source: The World Factbook

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