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Satellite image of Raiatea (below) and Tahaa
Satellite image of Raiatea (below) and Tahaa
Waters Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Society Islands
Geographical location 16 ° 38 ′  S , 151 ° 29 ′  W Coordinates: 16 ° 38 ′  S , 151 ° 29 ′  W
Tahaa (Society Islands)
length 13 km
width 12 km
surface 90.2 km²
Highest elevation Mont Ohiri
590  m
Residents 5003 (2007)
55 inhabitants / km²
main place patio
Map of Raiatea and Tahaa
Map of Raiatea and Tahaa

Tahaa is an island that belongs to the group of Society Islands in French Polynesia . Together with Huahine , Raiatea and Maupiti, it is geographically one of the " Leeward Islands " in the South Pacific and is located about 230 km northwest of Tahiti . Tahaa is located north of the neighboring island of Raiatea, with which it is enclosed by a common coral reef .

5003 inhabitants live on the 90 km² island (as of August 2007). The larger settlements are Patio, Hipu, Faaaha, Haamene, Vaitoare, Poutoru, Tiva and Tapuamu. The highest point is the Mont Ohiri with a height of 590 m.

Individual evidence

  1. Institut Statistique de Polynésie Française (ISPF) - Recensement de la population 2007 ( Memento of the original of December 3, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (French) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ispf.pf