French Polynesia

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  • Area: 4,167 sq. km (1,609 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 285,321 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.91% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 77.2 years (2016)
  • Languages: French (official) 61.1%, Polynesian (official) 31.4%, Asian languages 1.2%
  • Religions: Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%
  • Formal name: Overseas Lands of French Polynesia
  • Alternate names: Overseas Lands of French Polynesia, Pays d'outre-mer de la Polynésie Française, Polynésie Française, Pōrīnetia Farāni
  • Government type: parliamentary democracy; an overseas collectivity of France
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Francois HOLLANDE; head of government: President of French Polynesia Edouard FRITCH
  • Capital: Papeete
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $26,100 (2012 est.)
  • Exports: cultured pearls, coconut products, mother-of-pearl, vanilla, shark meat
  • Imports: fuels, foodstuffs, machinery and equipment
  • Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)

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