French Polynesia: Geography#

LocationOceania, five archipelagoes (Archipel des Tuamotu, Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia
Geographic Coordinates15 00 S, 140 00 W -15.0,-140.0
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline2,525 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Orohena 2,241 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs
Natural Hazardsoccasional cyclonic storms in January
Natural Resourcetimber, fish, cobalt, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 0.68%
permanent crops: 6.28%
other: 93.03% (2011)
Climatetropical, but moderate
Irrigated Land10 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteincludes five archipelagoes: four volcanic (Iles Gambier, Iles Marquises, Iles Tubuai, Society Islands) and one coral (Archipel des Tuamotu); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru