French Polynesia

FORUM ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: 2006. Joined as a Forum Observer in 2004
CAPITAL: Papeete
SURFACE AREA: 4000 sq km
EEZ: 4.7 million sq km
POPULATION: 268,270 (2016)
LANGUAGE: French, Tahitian
CURRENCY: French Pacific Francs (CFP)
ECONOMY: Tourism, pearl industry
STATUS: Overseas country within the French republic – parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT: President H.E Édouard Fritch