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French Polynesia is located in Polynesia part of Oceania. It's total area is 3.5K km² and 43.1% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 306K. 62.2% lives in cities whereas 37.8% lives in rural areas.
French Polynesia ( (listen); French: Polynésie française [pɔlinezi fʁɑ̃sɛz]; Tahitian: Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas collectivity of France and its sole overseas country. It comprises 121 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) in the South Pacific Ocean. The total land area of French Polynesia is 3,521 square kilometres (1,359 sq mi), with a population of 278,786 (Aug. 2022 census).French Polynesia is divided into five groups of islands:



the Society Islands archipelago, comprising the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands

the Tuamotu Archipelago

the Gambier Islands

the Marquesas Islands

the Austral Islands.Among its 121 islands and atolls, 75 were inhabited at the 2017 census. Tahiti, which is in the Society Islands group, is the most populous island, being home to nearly 69% of the population of French Polynesia as of 2017. Papeete, located on Tahiti, is the capital of French Polynesia. Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia until 2007.

Hundreds of years after the Great Polynesian Migration, European explorers began traveling through the region, visiting the islands of French Polynesia on several occasions. Traders and whaling ships also visited. In 1842, the French took over the islands and established a French protectorate that they called Établissements français d'Océanie (EFO) (French Establishments/Settlements of Oceania).

In 1946, the EFO became an overseas territory under the constitution of the French Fourth Republic, and Polynesians were granted the right to vote through citizenship. In 1957, the EFO were renamed French Polynesia. In 1983 French Polynesia became a member of the Pacific Community, a regional development organization. Since 28 March 2003, French Polynesia has been an overseas collectivity of the French Republic under the constitutional revision of article 74, and later gained, with law 2004-192 of 27 February 2004, an administrative autonomy, two symbolic manifestations of which are the title of the President of French Polynesia and its additional designation as an overseas country.

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💬 Languages

French is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is CFP franc [1 USD = 110.083 XPF].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in French Polynesia.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 300K tourists arrived to French Polynesia. In 2016, tourism has contributed to French Polynesia economy with a total of 782M $ income (%65.1).

📱 Bandwidth

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☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 25 °C and hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is ☀️ 24 °C and hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 26 °C and very hot.
Yearly average25 °C ☀️
3 month average24 °C ☀️
Spring average26 °C 🔥
Summer average24 °C ☀️
Fall average24 °C ☀️
Winter average26 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

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