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French Polynesia
(2,044 words)

The Overseas Country of French Polynesia

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

291,000

Area

4,000 sq. km (1,500 sq. mi)

Population density

73/sq. km (190/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.92% (per 1,000: births 14, deaths 6)

Under 15 years

22%

Urban dwellers

62% (0.65% p.a.)

Capital city

Papeete 136,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

72% Tahitian, 20% French, 2% North Marquesan, 1% South Marquesan, 1%…

Cite this page
“French Polynesia”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02PYF>
First published online: 2020



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