French Polynesie

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Coordinates: 17°32′S 149°34′W / 17.533°S 149.567°W / -17.533; -149.567

French Polynesie
  • Polynésie française (French)
  • Pōrīnetia Farāni (Tahitian)
Banner Coat o airms
Anthem: La Marseillaise (French)
Caipital Papeetē
17°34′S 149°36′W / 17.567°S 149.600°W / -17.567; -149.600
Lairgest ceety Fa'a'a
Offeecial leids French
Ethnic groups (1988[1])
Demonym French Polynesie
Govrenment Dependent territory
 •  Preses o Fraunce François Hollande
 •  Preses o French Polynesie Gaston Flosse
 •  Heich Commissioner Lionel Beffre
Owerseas collectivity o Fraunce
 •  Protectorate 1842 
 •  Owerseas territory 1946 
 •  Overseas collectivity 2003 
 •  Tot 4,167 km2 (173rd)
1,609 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) 12
 •  Land aurie[2] 3,521.2 km2
1,359.5 sq mi
 •  Aug 2012 census 268,270[3] (177t)
 •  Density 76/km2 (130t)
197/sq mi
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 •  Total US$7.14 billion[4] (not ranked)
 •  Per capita US$27,352[4] (not ranked)
Siller CFP franc (XPF)
Time zone (UTC-10, −9:30, -9)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +689
Internet TLD .pf
a. Licht European an/or East Asian.
b. Maistly French.
c. Mixed European an Polynesie strynd.
d. Maistly Cheenese.

French Polynesie (Listeni/ˈfrɛn pɒlˈnʒə/; French: Polynésie française, pronounced: [pɔlinezi fʁɑ̃sɛz]; Tahitian: Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an owerseas kintra (pays d'outre-mer) o the French Republic. It is made up o several groups o Polynesie islands, the maist famous island bein Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is an aa the maist populous island an the seat o the caipital o the territory (Papeetē). Altho nae an integral pairt o its territory, Clipperton Island wis admeenistered frae French Polynesie till 2007.

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