French polynesia is a small chain of polynesian islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Its most well known Island is Tahiti. The population of Tahiti is 178,133. Tahiti's land covers 403.5 square miles. The GDP per capita of Tahiti in 1997 was $10,800 per year. The main language spoken in Tahiti is French, because it is a french colony. In Tahiti I saw the sun set over the ocean it was an incredable sight. The mountains in Tahiti are covered in streams waterfalls and bright green plants. I also visited the city of Papeete the city capital looks more like a resort then a government building.