French Polynesia Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Lunch is usually a large meal and in some areas the only cooked meal of the day.  Dinner a lighter... More
  • Family: The hierarchy of ranked titles and chieftainship has disappeared, but the descendants of chiefly families are aware of their history. The descendants... More
  • Fashion: Clothing styles are relaxed in French Polynesia.  For men Beach wear is often just from the waist down. Sunday is a... More

French Polynesia Facts

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Capital Papeete (located on Tahiti)
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Assembly of French Polynesia); an overseas collectivity of France
Currency XPF
Population 285,321
Total Area 1,609 Square Miles
4,167 Square Kilometers
Location Oceania, five archipelagoes (Archipel Des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia
Language French (official), Tahitian (official)

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