French Polynesia

Official nameFrench Polynesia
Name in local languagePolynésie française (fr) ; Pōrīnetia Farāni (ty)
Population (ranking: 190e)278,509 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth0.40 % / year
Area3,792 km²
Density73.45 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 170e)4.904 billions $USD (2015)
GDP/capita (ranking)17,839 $USD (2015)
GDP growth1.10 % / year (2015)
Life expectancy (ranking)75.95 years (2018)
Birth rate13.60 ‰ (2018)
Fertility rate1.80 children / woman (2018)
Death rate (ranking)5.44 ‰ (2018)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)7.70 ‰ (2018)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2019)
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
HDI (ranking: n.c.)0.000 / 1 (2015)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2016)
GovernmentOverseas collectivity of France
Head of StatePresident Emmanuel Macron
National Day14 July (French Revolution of 1789)
DemonymFrench, Polynesian
Tourists (ranking)216,268 people (2018)
Polynésie française

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France. It is composed of five archipelagos grouping 119 islands, of which 74 are inhabited: the archipelago of the Society Islands, with the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands, the archipelago of Tuamotu, the archipelago of the Gambier, the Austral Islands archipelago and the Marquesas Islands. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean, approximately 5,700 kilometers east of Sydney, Australia and more than 17,000 kilometers from Paris, France, of which it is a dependence. It also includes the vast adjoining sea spaces of about 5.5 million km2.

Raiatea, Polynésie française
Raiatea, French Polynesia
Marina Taina, à Papeete, Tahiti, Polynésie française
Marina Taina, in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Source: Wikipedia
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Papeete207,333 inhabitants
Bora Bora10,549 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Austral Islands (Îles Australes)6,965 inhabitants145 km²
Leeward Islands (Îles Sous-le-Vent)35,393 inhabitants408 km²
Marquesas Islands (Îles Marquises)9,346 inhabitants1,056 km²
Tuamotu-Gambier Islands (Îles Tuamotu-Gambier)16,881 inhabitants983 km²
Windward Islands (Îles du Vent)207,333 inhabitants1,200 km²
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See also