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French Polynesia

Polynésie française  (French)
Pōrīnetia Farāni  (Tahitian)
Motto(s): 
"Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" (French)
(English: "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity")
Territorial motto: "Tahiti Nui Māre'are'a" (Tahitian)
(English: "Great Tahiti of the Golden Haze")
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"
Territorial anthem: "Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui"
Location of French Polynesia
Location of French Polynesia (circled in red)
Sovereign stateFrance
Protectorate proclaimed9 September 1842
Territorial status27 October 1946
Collectivity status28 March 2003
Country status27 February 2004
CapitalPapeete
17°34′S149°36′W / 17.567°S 149.600°W / -17.567; -149.600
Largest cityFa'a'ā
Official languagesFrench
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
(1988[1])
66.5% unmixed Polynesians
7.1% mixed Polynesians[a]
9.3% Demis[b]
11.9% Europeans[c]
4.7% East Asians[d]
Demonym(s)French Polynesian
GovernmentDevolvedparliamentarydependency
Emmanuel Macron
Édouard Fritch
Dominique Sorain
LegislatureAssembly of French Polynesia
French Parliament
• Senate
3 senators (of 377)
3 seats (of 577)
Area
• Total
4,167 km2 (1,609 sq mi)
• Land
3,521.2 km2 (1,359.5 sq mi)
• Water (%)
12
Population
• 2017 census
275,918[2] (183rd)
• Density
78/km2 (202.0/sq mi) (130th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
US$6.163 billion[3]
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zone
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains electricity
  • 110 V–60 Hz
  • 220 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+689
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.pf

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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