French Polynesia Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in French Polynesia?

Geography - note:

includes five archipelagoes: four volcanic (Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) and one coral (Archipel des Tuamotu); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru

Climate:

tropical, but moderate

French Polynesia Use of Natural Resources

French Polynesia Environment

Climate:

tropical, but moderate

Terrain:

mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs

Natural Resources:

timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower

Natural Hazards:

occasional cyclonic storms in January

Irrigated Land:

4 Square Miles
10 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

NA

French Polynesia Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 1,609 Square Miles
4,167 Square Kilometers
Land Area 1,478 Square Miles
3,827 Square Kilometers
Water Area 131 Square Miles
340 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 4 Square Miles
10 Square Kilometers
Coastline 1,569 Miles
2,525 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 15 00 S, 140 00 W
Terrain mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs
Highest Point 2,241 Meters
Highest Point Location Mont Orohena 2,241 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower
Time Zone UTC-10 (5 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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