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French Polynesia, a French overseas territory, consists of archipelagoes in the South Pacific Ocean. With a combined area of approximately 4,200 sq km and 2,525 km of coastline, French Polynesia’s terrain consists of a mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs. Papeete (on Tahiti) is the capital, with a time difference of 10 hours behind GMT. The currency is the Pacific franc, and exports include cultured black pearls, fish and coconut products. The population of approximately 287,000 people comprises an ethnic makeup that is 78% Polynesian and 12% Chinese. The primary languages are Tahitian and French, and the predominant religion is Christian.