Dialing code +689
ISO 2 code PF
ISO 3 code PYF
Capital Papeete
Main Language French
Currency Franc (XPF)
GDP $4.7 billion 155th
Population 270,485 183rd


Continent Oceania
Location Oceania archipelagoes in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia
Land 4,167 km2 175th
Terrain Mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs
Climate Tropical but moderate
Natural Hazards Mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs
Note: Includes five archipelagoes (four volcanic one coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru

Neighbouring Countries


The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995 France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996. In recent years French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.
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Life Expectancy 76.71 years 55th
Median Age 29.1 years 89th
Birth Rate 15.91 births/1,000 population 124th
Death Rate 4.73 births/1,000 population 180th
Sex Ratio 1.02 male(s)/female 9th
Literacy 98.0% 56th



Roadways 2590 km 167th
Railways None km
Airports 55 84th
Waterways None km
Heliports 1 85th
Airports paved 2 54th


Currency Franc (XPF)
GDP $4.7 billion 155th
GDP per capita (PPP) $18000 59th