What is the capital of French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Parliamentary democracy (territory of France)


French Polynesia is a country in South Pacific Polynesia. The land has a total area of ​​4,000 km² and a total coastline of 2,525 km. This land mass is roughly 1.6 times the size of the Saarland. This makes French Polynesia one of the largest countries in Oceania and the 176th largest country in the world.

The country has around 40 islands. French Polynesia does not have any directly bordering countries. The distance between Berlin and the capital Papeete is approximately 15,870 km.

Current time in Tahiti:
Tahiti Time (TAHT) applies in Tahiti. Unlike in Germany, however, there is no summer time here. So there is a time difference of -11 hours in winter. In summer, however, the time difference is -12 hours.
Time zones sunrise + sunset
The currency in French Polynesia is the Pacific Franc (XPF).
Status: May 18, 2021
1 euro = 119.90 francs
1000 francs = 8.34 euros

The climate in French Polynesia

In French Polynesia, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. There is no difference between the seasons as there is in Central Europe. The length of the day hardly fluctuates and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also smaller. The average maximum daily temperatures are between 29 and 31 degrees, depending on the season. In the colder months, the temperature drops, depending on the region, at night to up to 23 ° C in the monthly mean.

Average day and night temperatures



Catholics (Roman)30,0%


Land use

6% urban areas:238 km²
12% agriculture:497 km²
42% forests:1,694 km²
0% water surface:340 km²
39% other areas:1,571 km²



Road network:2,590 km
Commercial ports:17

The following international markings apply to this country:
ISO 3166-1 alpha3: PYF ISO 3166-1 alpha2: PF ISO 3166-1 numeric: 258 Fips10: FP STANAG: PYF UN / LOCODE: PF Domain ending: pf Country code: +689

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