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Where is French Polynesia?

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Located in the continent of Oceania, French Polynesia covers 3,827 square kilometers of land and 340 square kilometers of water, making it the 176th largest nation in the world with a total area of 4,167 square kilometers.

French Polynesia is a dependant territory of France. The population of French Polynesia is 274,512 (2012) and the nation has a density of 72 people per square kilometer.

The currency of French Polynesia is the CFP Franc (XPF). As well, the people of French Polynesia are refered to as French Polynesian.

The dialing code for the country is 689 and the top level internet domain for French Polynesian sites is .pf.

French Polynesia does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed French Polynesia section.

Quick facts

Population 274,512
Density 71.7 / km2 ( 185.8 / mi2 )
Language French
Capital Papeete (Iles du Vent)
Currency CFP Franc
GDP 3,447,543,138 (2000 data)
GDP per Capita 12,559 (2000 data)
Land Area 3,827 km2 (1,478 mi2)
Water Area 340 km2 (131 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 0.000
Maximum Longitude 0.000
Mininum Latitude 0.000
Maximum Latitude 0.000

What is the capital of French Polynesia?

map showing the location of French Polynesia
Location of Papeete on a map.

Papeete is the capital city of French Polynesia. It has a population of 26,357, and is located on a latitue of -17.54 and longitude of -149.57.

Quick Facts About Papeete, the Capital Of French Polynesia

City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Population 26,357
Longitude -149.56650000
Latitude -17.53733000
Elevation 9 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.