Capital: Papeete

Population: 288,685 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: The French Pacific Franc or CFP franc (XPF)

Official Languages: Polynesian, French

Unofficial Languages: Other Asian languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Polynesian, Chinese, French and others

Largest Cities: Faaa, Papeete, Punaauia, Pirae

Main Sport: Rugby, Football, Athletics

Political System: Overseas Territory of France

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Gospel Day (March 5)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28) 

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Victory Day (May 8)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Internal Autonomy Day (June 29)

Bastille Day (July 14)

Assumption (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Armistice Day (November 11)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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