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About French Polynesia in detail
Where is French Polynesia?
French Polynesia, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 17 32 S 149 34 W otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, five archipelagoes (Archipel des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway between South America and Australia.
What is the capital of French Polynesia?
The capital city of French Polynesia is: Papeete.
What is the time in Papeete?
It is 5 hours behind Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Papeete is: UTC-10.
What is the Internet code for French Polynesia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for French Polynesia is: .pf
What is the size of French Polynesia?
The territory of French Polynesia is total: 4,167 sq km; land: 3,827 sq km, water: 340 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of French Polynesia is slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover French Polynesia, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of French Polynesia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of French Polynesia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,525 km coastline.
What is the climate like in French Polynesia?
The climate of French Polynesia is tropical, but moderate.
Geographical data of French Polynesia
The elevation of French Polynesia; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mont Orohena 2,241 m.
The typical geographical details of French Polynesia include mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, French Polynesia is 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.
Resources and land use of French Polynesia
The country’s main mined products are timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 12.5%; arable land 0.7%; permanent crops 6.3%; permanent pasture 5.5%; forest: 43.7%; other: 43.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of French Polynesia
The number of inhabitants of French Polynesia is 285,321 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 55.9% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in French Polynesia is concentrated in PAPEETE (capital) 133,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in French Polynesia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French 6%, metropolitan French 4%.
Spoken languages in French Polynesia
The spoken languages in French Polynesia are the following: French (official language) 61.1%, Polynesian (official language) 31.4%, Asian languages 1.2%, other 0.3%, unspecified 6% (2002 census).
What are the most important religions in French Polynesia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%.
Further population data of French Polynesia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 22.9% (male 33,600 / female 31,727) 15-24 years: 16.03% (male 23,751 / female 21,999) 25-54 years: 44.27% (male 64,759 / female 61,562) 55-64 years: 9.13% (male 13,399 / female 12,648) 65 years and over: 7.67% (male 10,592 / female 11,284) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of French Polynesia is 0.91% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In French Polynesia the birth rate is 15 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In French Polynesia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of French Polynesia, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in French Polynesia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of French Polynesia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; 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 industrAfter growing at an average yearly rate of 4.2% from 1997-2007, GDP stagnated in 2008 and fell by 4.2% in 2009, marking French Polynesia’s entry into recession. GDP growth was positive in 2010-12. Following steady employment level increases between 2002 aFrench Polynesia’s tourism-dominated service sector accounted for 85% of total value added for the economy in 2009, employing 80% of the workforce. A small manufacturing sector predominantly processes products from French Polynesia’s primary sector - 3% o.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in French Polynesia is $7.15 billion (2012 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in French Polynesia is 2.4% (2012 estimate) 0.3% (2011 estimate) 2.2% (2010 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In French Polynesia this is $26,100 (2012 estimate) $26,000 (2010 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products French Polynesia produces?
The main agricultural products of French Polynesia are coconuts, vanilla, vegetables, fruits, coffee; poultry, beef, dairy products; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, pearls, agricultural processing, handicrafts, phosphates. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, pearls, agricultural processing, handicrafts, phosphates.
Drinking water source in French Polynesia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in French Polynesia
In French Polynesia the average number of childbirth is 1.9 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in French Polynesia
The average age of the population is total: 31.5 years; male: 31.3 years, female: 31.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in French Polynesia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In French Polynesia is -0.8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see France.
Is French Polynesia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in French Polynesia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In French Polynesia density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in French Polynesia the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In French Polynesia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in French Polynesia is N/A.
What are the natural hazards French Polynesia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in French Polynesia are occasional cyclonic storms in January.
More interesting facts about French Polynesia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa Atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were halted in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of French Polynesia: none (overseas lands of France).
The flag and other symbols of French Polynesia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two red horizontal bands encase a wide white band in a 1:2:1 ratio; centered on the white band is a disk with a blue and white wave pattern depicting the sea on the lower half and a gold and white ray pattern depicting the sun on the upper half; a Polynesian canoe rides on the wave pattern; the canoe has a crew of five represented by five stars that symbolize the five island groups; red and white are traditional Polynesian colors. Note: similar to the red-white-red flag of Tahiti, the largest of the islands in French Polynesia, which has no emblem in the white band; the flag of France is used for official occasions.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of French Polynesia: outrigger canoe; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of French Polynesia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of French Polynesia?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of French Polynesia is the laws of France, where applicable, apply.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of French Polynesia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly of French Polynesia or Assemblee de la Polynesie Francaise (57 seats; elections held in two rounds; in the second round, 38 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; the party receiving the most votes gets an additional 19 seats; members serve 5-year terms). Note: two seats were elected to the French Senate for a 6-year term on 20 September 2014 (next to be held in September 2022); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Popular Rally 1, People's Servant Party 1; two seats were elected to the French National Assembly for a 5-year term on 17 June 2012 (next to be held by June 2017); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UMP 2; the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) is France's ruling party,elections: last held on 21 April 2013 and 5 May 2013 (next to be held in 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - Popular Rally 45.1%, UPD 29.3%, A Tia Porinetia 25.6%; seats by party - Popular Rally 38, UPD 11, A Tia Porinetia 8.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in French Polynesia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In French Polynesia the labor force is 114,300 (2012 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in French Polynesia is total: 4.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 5.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 4.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in French Polynesia is 21.8% (2012).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In French Polynesia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In French Polynesia the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In French Polynesia the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of French Polynesia
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of French Polynesia is; revenues: $1.891 billion, expenditures: $1.833 billion (2012). Taxes and other revenues are 26.4% of GDP (2012).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in French Polynesia is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in French Polynesia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.1% (2013 estimate), 1.5% (2011 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of French Polynesia
French Polynesia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in French Polynesia is: $230 million (2013 estimate), $211 million (2005 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: cultured pearls, coconut products, mother-of-pearl, vanilla, shark meat.
The most important imported products are: fuels, foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, and the countries from where the import is coming: France 24%, South Korea 10%, China 9.6%, USA 9.3%, New Zealand 8.5%, Singapore 8.2%, Australia 4% (2014).
Renewable energies used in French Polynesia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. French Polynesia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 21% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of French Polynesia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about French Polynesia; domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular density is roughly 115 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 689; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2011).
Transport infrastructure in French Polynesia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in French Polynesia: 54 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in French Polynesia: total: 2,590 km, paved: 1,735 km, unpaved: 855 km (1999).
The total length of the waterways in French Polynesia: N/A.
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Facts about French Polynesia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Overseas Lands of French Polynesia, conventional short form: French Polynesia, local long form: Pays d'outre-mer de la Polynesie Francaise, local short form: Polynesie Francaise, former: French Colony of Oceania, etymology: the term "Polynesia" is an 18th-century construct composed of two Greek words, "poly" (many) and "nesoi" (islands), and refers to the more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.
|Abbrevation: French Polynesia||Geographic coordinates:
15 00 S, 140 00 W
|Capital of French Polynesia: Papeete||GPS of the Capital:
17 32 S 149 34 W
|Position: Oceania, five archipelagoes (Archipel des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway between South America and Australia|
|Land area: total: 4,167 sq km; land: 3,827 sq km, water: 340 sq km||Terrain: mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs
||Area comparative: slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut|
|Population: 285,321 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.91% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.08 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.94 male(s) / female, total population: 1.05 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $230 million (2013 estimate), $211 million (2005 estimate)||Imports: $1.72 billion (2013 estimate), $1.706 billion (2005 estimate)||Import partners: France 24%, South Korea 10%, China 9.6%, USA 9.3%, New Zealand 8.5%, Singapore 8.2%, Australia 4% (2014)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 55.9% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PAPEETE (capital) 133,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 31.5 years; male: 31.3 years, female: 31.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 183,000. Percent of population: 64.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 60,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 268,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 95 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 21.8% (2012)||Nationality: French Polynesian(s) adjective: French Polynesian||National holidays: Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1789)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.2 years. Male: 74.9 years, female: 79.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.9 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 15 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: the laws of France, where applicable, apply||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, pearls, agricultural processing, handicrafts, phosphates||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: 2.4% (2012 estimate) 0.3% (2011 estimate) 2.2% (2010 estimate)|
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