Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia. It is the administrative, cultural, economic, and industrial center of French Polynesia.
By the turn of the twentieth century in 1903 the general council was changed to an advisory council. In 1946, France granted citizenship to the Polynesians and the region became an overseas territory.
Twenty one years later, internal autonomy was granted to French Polynesia. It was only in 2004 that the region became a full overseas collectivity of France.
The governance of French Polynesia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic where the President is the head of government.
The economy of the country is mainly dependent on financial aid from France. Agriculture and natural resources found in the region help boost the nation’s economy. The picturesque scenery of the region has helped tourism grow. Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora, North Tuamotu Archipelago, Clipperton Island, and Austral Islands are the major tourist destinations in French Polynesia.