Rade de Papeete
Located in the Southern hemisphere, between the equator and the tropic of Capricorn, the five archipelagos that make up French Polynesia are part of the Polynesian triangle bounded in the north by the Hawaiian islands, to the south west by New Zealand, and south east by Easter Island. It is a country that extends over more than 5 million km2, and in fact 99% of its area is ocean. These islands have a volcanic source and so are made up of high and low islands and atolls and encircled by coral reefs that enclose lagoons with sparsely distributed channels that are open to the ocean.


Its capital is situated on the main island of Tahiti at 17o south latitude and 149° west longitude. The total population is of 275 000 inhabitants.

Located in the Southern hemisphere, in the middle of the Pacific ocean, French Polynesia extends over more than 5 millions km2 and is composed of 130 islands and atolls. Its capital, Papeete, is located on the main island - Tahiti. There are 250 000 inhabitants on these territories overseas.