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For entities in French Polynesia see Category:French Polynesia
The population is just over 260,000.
The capital is Papeete - on the island of Tahiti, the largest and most populated.
The currency is the CFP franc - not the euro.
French is the official language of French Polynesia. A law of 1996 states that "French is the official language, Tahitian and other Polynesian languages can be used." At the 2007 census, among the population of 15 and older, 68% of people reported that the language they speak the most at home is French.
Geography and administration
This is complex. The islands of French Polynesia have a total land area of 4,167 square kilometres (1,622 sq. mi) scattered over 2,500,000 square kilometres (965,255 sq. mi) of ocean. There are around 130 islands, in four groups
The island groups are:
Aside from Tahiti, some other important atolls, islands, and island groups in French Polynesia are: Ahe, Bora Bora, Hiva `Oa, Huahine, Maiao, Maupiti, Mehetia, Moorea, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Tahaa, Tetiaroa, Tubuai, and Tupai.
There is no Wikipedia page on Education in French Polynesia (though there is a Category). However, the page http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/489/French-Polynesia.html notes that:
(sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_French_Polynesia)
The Université de la Polynésie Française (University of French Polynesia) is the only one in French Polynesia.
Université de la Polynésie Française
Located in Tahiti, this is a small university with around 2,000 students.
The university dates back to 1987 when the Université Française du Pacifique (French University of the Pacific) was created, with two centres, one in French Polynesia and the other in New Caledonia. In 1997 the decision was made to split the two parts into separate universities, and so it came about that in 1999 the Université de la Polynésie Française and the Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie were formed.
There are signifiers of a reasonable level of ICT - in particular WiFi, webmail, RSS and a Facebook page for the university.
In addition, the page http://www.upf.pf/-E-learning-services-.html describes (in French) its distance learning operation, using the open source system DOKEOS to deliver a Campus Numérique called Espa@don (http://www.espadon.pf).