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French Polynesia Population

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France and its sole overseas country. It comprises 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over more than 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) in the South Pacific Ocean.  As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of French Polynesia in 2023 is 308,871 ( 3.08 lakh).

The total Land Area of French Polynesia is  3,660 Km2 (1,413 sq. miles) & the Population Density of French Polynesia is 77 per Km2 (199 people per mi2).

French Polynesia 2023 Population
Total Population 308,871
Global Rank 185
Dependency of France
Land Area   3,660 sq.km ((1,413 sq. mi)
Area Rank
Pop. Density 77 people/sq. km
Capital City Papeete

Source: UN World Population Prospects 

Religion in French Polynesia

Christianity is the main religion in French Polynesia and 84% of the population of is Christian. Half of the population is Protestant and 30%  adheres to the Catholic church.

Other religions make up 10% of the population and include indigenous faiths and Buddhism. The remaining 6% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in French Polynesia

  • Christianity – 84%
    – Protestant ( 54%)
    – Roman Catholic  (30%)
  • Other Religion – 10%
  • No religion  – 6%

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French Polynesia Demographics
Fertility Rate* 1.95
Infant mortality rate ** 5.6
Median Age  33.6 Years
Life Expectancy 78.23 years
Urban Population 64%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Population of French Polynesia 2024 | Religion in French Polynesia