Overseas Lands of French Polynesia is located in the east of the Oceania continent, with a population of 274,512, making it the
81st largest in national population. Its capital and largest city is Papeete with a total population of 131,695. The country
encompasses 4,167 square kilometers making it the 173rd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the South
Pacific Ocean.

President Francois H
ollande of France is recognized as the chief of state and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years. He is represented by High Commissioner of the Republic R
ichard Didier and is appointed by the
French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior. President of French Polynesia O
scar Temaru and President of
the Territorial Assembly Jacqui D
rollet recognized as the Heads of Government and they achieve that status through popular
election of the Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale  for a five-year term with no term limits.  Its form of government
is an overseas land of France and former overseas territory and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 4th of
October 1958 (French constitution).

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French, Polynesian, other Asian, other and Unspecified. It counts among its
major religions Protestant, Roman Catholic, other and no religion. As sources of mass communication it has 2 AM, 14 FM, 2
Short Wave and 7 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mont Orohena, its highest point at 2,241 meters and Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterway is the South Pacific Ocean, which measures 2,525 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, pearl, agricultural processing,
handicrafts and phosphate. Its official currency is Comptoirs Francis du Pacifique Franc.

Here’s something you may not know about French Polynesia. The only mammals on French Polynesia islands are those brought
over by human navigators who populated these islands both native and European.
Stingrays in Bora Bora
The island of Bora Bora
Cliffs in Bora Bora
Stone fish trap in the
South Pacific Ocean-
French Polynesia's
lowest point
Island of Tahiti- French
Polynesia's most
popular tourist
Tomb of
King Pomare V  
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Papeete at night-
French Polynesia's
capital and largest city
Nuka Hiva in the
Marquesas Islands-
French Polynesia's
northernmost point
Mont Orohena on
Tahiti Island- French
Polynesia's highest
Updated 23 July 2012
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Traditional French
Polynesian earth oven
Maupiti in the Society
Islands- French
westernmost point
Rangiroa in French
Polynesia's Tuavotu
Rapa Iti in the Tubuai
Islands- French
southernmost point
Temoe in the Gambier
Islands- French
easternmost point
Traditional dancers on
Raivavae in the Tubuai
Mataura River on
Mataura Island