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French Polynesia Weather

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French Polynesia Facts and Culture

What is French Polynesia famous for?

  • Cultural Attributes: Kindness, generosity, and hospitality are central values in the islands. 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
  • Personal Apperance: Clothing styles are relaxed in French Polynesia.  For men Beach wear is often just from the waist down. Sunday is a... More
  • Food and Recipes: Lunch is usually a large meal and in some areas the only cooked meal of the day.  Dinner a lighter... More

French Polynesia Facts

What is the capital of French Polynesia?

Capital Papeete (located on Tahiti)
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Assembly of French Polynesia); an overseas collectivity of France
Currency CFP Franc (XPF)
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)
GDP - real growth rate 2.4%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $26,100.00 (USD)

French Polynesia Demographics

What is the population of French Polynesia?

Ethnic Groups Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French 6%, metropolitan French 4%
Nationality Noun French Polynesian(s)
Population 295,121
Population Growth Rate 1%
Population in Major Urban Areas PAPEETE (capital) 137,000
Urban Population 51.400000

French Polynesia Government

What type of government does French Polynesia have?

Executive Branch chief of state: President Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017), represented by High Commissioner of the Republic Eric Spitz (since 23 September 2022)

head of government: President of French Polynesia Moetai BROTHERSON (since 12 May 2023)

cabinet: Council of Ministers approved by the Assembly from a list of its members submitted by the president

elections/appointments: French president directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); high commissioner appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; French Polynesia president indirectly elected by Assembly of French Polynesia for a 5-year term (no term limits)
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Citizenship see France
National Holiday Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - the local holiday is Internal Autonomy Day, 29 June (1880)
Constitution history: 4 October 1958 (French Constitution)

amendments: French constitution amendment procedures apply
Independence none (overseas land of France)

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French Polynesia Geography

What environmental issues does French Polynesia have?

Climate tropical, but moderate
Environment - Current Issues NA
Terrain mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs

French Polynesia Economy

How big is the French Polynesia economy?

Economic Overview Since 1962, when France stationed military personnel in the region, French Polynesia has changed from a subsistence agricultural economy to one in which a high proportion of the work force is either employed by the military or supports the tourist industry. With the halt of French nuclear testing in 1996, the military contribution to the economy fell sharply.

After growing at an average yearly rate of 4.2% from 1997-2007, the economic and financial crisis in 2008 marked French Polynesia’s entry into recession. However, since 2014, French Polynesia has shown signs of recovery. Business turnover reached 1.8% year-on-year in September 2016, tourism increased 1.8% in 2015, and GDP grew 2.0% in 2015.

French Polynesia’s tourism-dominated service sector accounted for 85% of total value added for the economy in 2012. Tourism employs 17% of the workforce. Pearl farming is the second biggest industry, accounting for 54% of exports in 2015; however, the output has decreased to 12.5 tons – the lowest level since 2008. A small manufacturing sector predominantly processes commodities from French Polynesia’s primary sector - 8% of total economy in 2012 - including agriculture and fishing.

France has agreed to finance infrastructure, marine businesses, and cultural and ecological sites at roughly $80 million per year between 2015 and 2020. Japan, the US, and China are French Polynesia’s three largest trade partners.
Industries tourism, pearls, agricultural processing, handicrafts, phosphates
Currency Name and Code CFP Franc (XPF)
Export Partners France 37.9%, Japan 35.7%, US 17.9%
Import Partners France 57.6%, Australia 11.9%, New Zealand 6.8%, US 6.5%

French Polynesia News and Current Events

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