Where is French Polynesia?

Located in Oceania, French Polynesia is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

French Polynesia is an Oceanian country covering 4,167.00 km2 of which 8.16% is water and 3,827.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 72nd smallest region in the world and slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut. Its geographic coordinates are 15 00 S, 140 00 W and Papeete is the capital city.

The name "Polynesia" is said to be an old construct of two Greek words; "poly" meaning "many" and "nesoi" meaning "islands".

Its ISO code is PF.


French Polynesia has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mont Orohena which is 2,241m above tall. Its terrain is a mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs.


French Polynesia has a population of 285,321 making it the 180th largest in the world.

French is the official language. Major ethnic groups include Polynesian followed by Chinese. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian or Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 689.


They are overseas lands of France. Its constitution was last ratified in 1958.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, French Polynesia's GDP is $5,490,000,000.00 (USD) with $17,000.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 168th largest economy and its citizens the 94th richest in the world. The currency of French Polynesia is the Franc (XPF).

Its major export partners are Japan and the United States. Its main exports are cultured pearls, coconut products, and vanilla. Its major import partners are France, South Korea, and China. Its major imports include fuels, foodstuffs, machinery, and equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017