Estimate population 253,700 - Capital: Papeete
French Polynesia (formerly French Settlements in Oceania), is an overseas territory of the French Community and lies in the south Pacific Ocean. It composes of Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Society Islands (including Tahiti), and Tubuai Islands. Its total area is approximately 4,000 sq km (1,544 sq miles). The delightful capital city is Papeete, located on Tahiti.