French Polynesia is made up of hundreds of Polynesian Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The most famous of the islands that make French Polynesia is perhaps Tahiti. The total population as of 2012 was just over 268,000 people that are mostly of Polynesian decent with about 10% of the residents of European decent. The total landmass of the 130 islands is 2.5 million square kilometers.
The nation's economy is dependent on tourism with well developed resorts on all the major islands. The economy relies heavily on imported goods and financial assistance from France.
In addition to being the most famous island, Tahiti, part of the Society Islands group, is also the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the territory.