French Polynesia profile

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  • Territory: French Polynesia
  • Status: French overseas territory
  • Population: 277,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Papeete, on Tahiti
  • Area: 4,167 sq km (1,609 sq miles)
  • Major language: Tahitian and French
  • Major religion: Christian
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: Pacific franc
  • Main exports: Cultured black pearls, fish and coconut products
  • GNI per capita: N/A
  • Internet domain: .pf
  • International dialling code: + 689

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