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