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French Polynesia (GPS: 15 00 S, 140 00 W) located in Oceania, five archipelagoes (Archipel des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway between South America and Australia. The country’s area measurements are total: 4,167 sq km; land: 3,827 sq km, water: 340 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut. The total irrigated land is ten sq km (2012).
One of the essential features of French Polynesia: Includes five archipelagoes: four volcanic (Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) and one coral (Archipel des Tuamotu). The Tuamotu Archipelago forms the largest group of atolls globally – 78 in total, 48 inhabited. Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean – the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru.