French Polynesia flag information
Description flag of French Polynesia
two narrow red horizontal bands encase a wide white band; centered on the white band is a disk with a blue and white wave pattern on the lower half and a gold and white ray pattern on the upper half; a stylized red blue and white ship rides on the wave pattern; the French flag is used for official occasions
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Official country name
Overseas Lands of French Polynesia
Pays d'outre-mer de la Polynesie Francaise (long)
Polynesie Francaise (short)
French Colony of Oceania
French Polynesian(s) (noun) Polynesie Francaise (adjective)
French 61.1% (official), Polynesian 31.4% (official), Asian languages 1.2%, other 0.3%, unspecified 6% (2002 census)
283,019 ranked 181, (data 2008)
includes five archipelagoes (four volcanic, one coral); 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. The lowest point is Pacific Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 2,525 km.
none (overseas lands of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are five archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, Iles Sous-le-Vent
none (overseas lands of France)