getamap.net
Africa
Africa
Oceania
Oceania
Asia
Asia
North America
North America
Europe
Europe
South America
South America
Antarctica
Antarctica

Search: 



Administrative divisions (GPS Maps)

Geography

People and Society

Government

Economy

Communications

Transportation

Military


The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.


Advertisements:

Advertisements Advertisements



Geography

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

Geographic coordinates
15 00 S, 140 00 W

Map references
Oceania

Area World Ranking: 175
Total
4,167 sq km (118 islands and atolls)
Land 3,827 sq km
Water 340 sq km

Area - comparative
Slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut

Land boundaries
0 km

Coastline
2,525 km

Maritime claims
Territorial sea 12 nm
Exclusive economic zone 200 nm

Climate
Tropical, but moderate

Terrain
Mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs

Elevation extremes
Lowest point Pacific Ocean 0 m
Highest point Mont Orohena 2,241 m

Natural resources
Timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower

Land use
Arable land 0.75%
Permanent crops 5.5%
Other 93.75% (2005)

Irrigated land
10 sq km (2003)

Natural hazards
Occasional cyclonic storms in January

Environment - current issues
NA

Geography - note
Includes five archipelagoes (four volcanic, one coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru


Comments

--- There are no comments yet ---


Add a new comment:



You have to log in to add a comment!

 

Avertisments  Advertisement


Members area  Members area

Username:
Password:

Register

Forgot password?

  French Polynesia (Overseas Territory):


  GPS points from French Polynesia (Overseas Territory)

Riviere Vainiaa French Polynesia (general)

Le Mahoti French Polynesia (general)

Ilot Motu-o-ari French Polynesia (general)

Reine Valley French Polynesia (general)

Uapoa French Polynesia (general)

Pointe Gaussin French Polynesia (general)

Ile Huahine French Polynesia (general)

Vallee De Maamaa French Polynesia (general)




viewweather.com sv.ViewWeather.com
fr.ViewWeather.com
da.ViewWeather.com
de.ViewWeather.com
es.ViewWeather.com
www.carpati.org
www.searchromania.net
www.cdtracks.org
es.getamap.org
fr.getamap.org
de.getamap.org
nl.getamap.org
da.getamap.org
www.getamap.org
Links
Terms of use
Privacy policy

# 0.0243 sec 

contact AT getamap.net

© 2006 - 2021  http://www.getamap.net/