Geography of French Polynesia
French Polynesia is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 4,167 km² (approx. 1,609 mi²). Continental shelf of French Polynesia is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). French Polynesia is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. French Polynesia is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of French Polynesia is 1,121 m (3,675 ft).
Total length of land borders of French Polynesia is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). French Polynesia has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.
The capital city of French Polynesia is Papeete.
The average elevation range of French Polynesia is 1,121 m (3,675 ft). The highest point of French Polynesia is Mont Orohena, with its official height being 2241 m (7,353 ft). The lowest point of French Polynesia is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Mont Orohena) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of French Polynesia is 2241 m (2 ft).
The total land area of French Polynesia is 4,167 km² (approx. 1,609 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of French Polynesia is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of French Polynesia is approximately 4,167 km² (~1,609 mi²). French Polynesia is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
There are 27 km² of arable land in French Polynesia, and it comprises 1% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in French Polynesia are timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower.