French Polynesia is a group of 118 islands, of which 76 are inhabited divided into 5 archipelagos (the Society: Windward and Leeward islands; Tuamotu; Gambier; Marquesas and Austral groups of islands) covering an area the size of Europe (4.9 million km²).
With emerged lands totaling 4,000 km², French Polynesia has a population of over 277,400 (2018 census), with an average age of 31.9 years and 42% of the population under 25-years of age.
While the official language is French, native languages are still spoken to a large extent. In Papeete, language academies are tasked with their preservation, circulation and use. English is spoken in the business and tourist sectors.
French Polynesia has a tropical, oceanic climate, with two seasons: the hot season from November to March (23°C to 30°C) and the cooler season from April to October (14°C to 29°C ).