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French Polynesia

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French Polynesia is an overseas country (pays d'outre-mer au sein de la République) of France. It forms part of the French mail system. It includes the Marquesas Islands External, Gambier Islands External, Austral Islands External, Tuamotu Archipelago External, Tahiti External and the Society Islands External.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.


Table of Contents

French Polynesia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


French Polynesia - Languages


The official languages are French External, having 15 338 first-language speakers, and Tahitian External, with 117 000 speakers. The other 7 languages are Austral External (8 000 people in the Austral Islands); Hakka Chinese External (19 200 people); Mangareva External (1 600 people in the Gambier Islands and on Mangareva Island); North Marquesan External (3 400 people in the Marquesas Islands); South Marquesan External (2 100 people in the Marquesas Islands); Rapa External (400 people on Rapa Island) and Tuamotuam External (14 400 on Tuamotu and Tahiti).

French Polynesia - Address formats


Please refer to the chapter on France for address information.

French Polynesia - Post office box


This is written Boîte Postale.

French Polynesia - Postal codes


All French Polynesia postal codes (Code Postal) commence with the digits 987.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

French Polynesia - Postal code format graphic


French Polynesia - Postal code format

French Polynesia - Postal code specifics

French Polynesia - Postal code regular expression


French Polynesia - Postal code level of coverage


French Polynesia - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


French Polynesia is divided into 5 administrative sub-divisions, not used in addresses:

    Leeward Islands External          
    Marquesas Islands External      
    Tuamotu and Gambier Islands External
    Tubuai Islands External            
    Windward Islands External

Telephone numbers in French Polynesia


French Polynesian telephone numbers have no area codes. All subscriber numbers have 8 digits. Mobile numbers commence 87 or 89.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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