This map is an approximation of actual country borders.
Located about 6000 kilometres east of Australia, French Polynesia is a group of five archipelagos covering an area of 4167 million square kilometres, with a land area of 3521 square kilometres. The country comprises 35 volcanic islands and about 183 low-lying coral atolls. Its closest neighbours are Kiribati to the north-west and Cook Islands to the west.
According to annual estimations, the population was 268 767 as of 1 July 2010. Around 88% are concentrated in the Society Islands, which constitute about one-half of the land area.
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