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French Polynesia

Flag of French Polynesia
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Location of French Polynesia
StatusOverseas collectivity
CapitalPape'ete
17°34′S 149°36′W / 17.567°S 149.600°W / -17.567; -149.600
Official languagesFrench
Ethnic groups
(2015[1])
Demonym(s)French Polynesian
GovernmentDependent territory
Emmanuel Macron
Édouard Fritch
René Bidal
LegislatureAssembly
Overseas collectivity of France
1842
1946
• Overseas collectivity
2003
Area
• Total
4,167 km2 (1,609 sq mi) (unranked)
• Water (%)
12
• Land area[2]
3,521.2 km2
1,359.5 sq mi
Population
• July 2016 estimate
280,208[3]
• August 2012 census
268,270[4] (177th)
• Density
76/km2 (196.8/sq mi) (130th)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
• Total
US$5.623 billion (not ranked)
• Per capita
US$20,098 (not ranked)
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zoneUTC-10, −9:30, -9
Driving sideright
Calling code+689
ISO 3166 codePF
Internet TLD.pf

French Polynesia (French: Polynésie française, Tahitian: Porinetia Farani) is a French "overseas collectivity" (French: collectivité d'outre mer, or COM) with the particular designation of "overseas country" (French: pays d'outre-mer, or POM) in the southern Pacific Ocean.

The country is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands. The most well-known is Tahiti, the most populous island, which is in the Society Islands group. The capital of the territory, Papeete, is also there.

Although it does not really belong in the territory, French Polynesia is in charge of affairs for Clipperton Island.

Other island groups include:

Aside from Tahiti, some other important atolls, islands, and island groups in French Polynesia are: Ahe, Bora Bora, Hiva `Oa, Huahine, Maiao, Maupiti, Mehetia, Moorea, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Tahaa, Tetiaroa, Tubuai, and Tupai.

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Notes

  1. Referred to in the source as "local French"
  2. Referred to in the source as "metropolitan French"





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