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Required travel documents for French Polynesia
Required travel documents for French Polynesia: passport/identity card [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 127V / 60 Hz [...]



Area code to French Polynesia
Area code to French Polynesia: +689 [...]



Tahiti - Papeete
Papeete, located on Thaiti is the capital and commercial hub of French Polynesia. The total population of the commune of Papeete proper is 26,181 inhabitants (2002). It contains the government offices, police headquarters, hospitals and clinics, banks, t [...]



Tahiti
Tahiti (often called The Island of Love) is the largest island in French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. As far south of the equator as Hawaii is north, Tahiti is halfway between California and Aust [...]



Demographics
The indigenous people of French Polynesia are Maohi - they are Eastern Polynesians, as opposed to the Western Polynesians of Tonga and Samoa. Total population (2005) is 270,485 (growth rate: 1.5%). Ethnic groups: Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French [...]



Geography
French Polynesia is made up of several groups of islands, the largest and most populated of which is Tahiti. It includes five archipelagoes (4 volcanic, 1 coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific [...]