French Polynesia Territorial Sea (12 Nautical Mile)

Date created: 14 November 2021

French Polynesia was on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories from 1946 to 1947, following the transmission of information on French Establishments in Oceania by France under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations. In 2013, the General Assembly re-inscribed French Polynesia, by recognizing that “French Polynesia remains a Non-Self-Governing Territory within the meaning of the Charter”.

• See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946 and 67/265 of 17 May 2013

Administering Power France

Decree No. 2019-319 of 12 April 2019 defines the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea adjacent to French Polynesia is measured. It supersedes Decree No, 2012-1068 of18 September 2012

The geographical coordinates are also described in this Decree and are referenced to the World Geodetic System (WGS84).

https://www.un.org/depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/mzn_s/MZN.149.2019.LOS-France.pdf

https://www.un.org/depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/DEPOSIT/fra-mzn149.2019-2019-319-French_Polynesia_ENG.pdf

https://www.un.org/dppa/decolonization/en/nsgt/french-polynesia

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Issued 2021-11-14
Modified 2021-11-29
Language English
DCAT Type Dataset
Publisher Name
  • The Pacific Community (SPC)
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name
  • Malakai Vakautawale
Contact Email [email protected]