Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in French Polynesia instead of British Indian Ocean Territory, you would:

Geography

see 3.6 times more coastline


British Indian Ocean Territory has a total of 698 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.

French Polynesia: At a glance

French Polynesia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 3,827 sq km. The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were halted in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.

How big is French Polynesia compared to British Indian Ocean Territory? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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