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French Polynesia
Polynésie française  (French)
Pōrīnetia Farāni  (Tahitian)
"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
("The Marseillaise")
Regional anthem: "Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui"
Location of French Polynesia
Location of French Polynesia (circled in red)
Sovereign state France
Protectorate proclaimed9 September 1842
Territorial status27 October 1946
Collectivity status28 March 2003
Country status (nominal title)27 February 2004
17°34′S 149°36′W / 17.567°S 149.600°W / -17.567; -149.600
Largest cityFa'a'ā
Official languagesFrench
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
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
GovernmentDevolved parliamentary dependency
Emmanuel Macron
Édouard Fritch
Dominique Sorain
LegislatureAssembly of French Polynesia
French Parliament
• Senate
2 senators (of 348)
3 seats (of 577)
• Total
4,167 km2 (1,609 sq mi)
• Land
3,521.2[2] km2 (1,359.5 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2022 estimate
299,356[3] (175th)
• Density
79/km2 (204.6/sq mi) (130th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
US$6.01 billion[4]
• Per capita
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

French Polynesia

French Polynesia 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 299,356.