French Polynesia

French Polynesia Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut 2008
Area > Land 3,660 sq km 2008 169th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 12.93 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 112th out of 224
Area > Total 4,167 sq km 2013 176th out of 251
Area > Water 340 sq km 2013 126th out of 246
Climate tropical, but moderate 2013
Coastline 2,525 km 2014 47th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 15 00 S, 140 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 3,660 sq km 2008 162nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 1,609 square miles 2013 78th out of 98
Location Oceania, five archipelagoes (Archipel Des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia 2013
Natural resources timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 4,000 km² 2005 166th out of 204
Terrain mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database



French Polynesia Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Land area 3 Surface area 3

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