Map - Windward Islands (Society Islands) (Îles du Vent)

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Windward Islands  (Îles du Vent)

The Windward Islands (Îles du Vent) are the eastern group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. These islands were originally named the Georgian Islands in honor of King George III of the United Kingdom.

The archipelago comprises an administrative division (subdivision administrative) of French Polynesia, and includes the following islands: The capital of the administrative district is Papeete on the island of Tahiti. Tahiti, Moorea, and Mehetia are high islands. Tetiaroa and Maiao are coral atolls.

* Tahiti

* Moorea

* Mehetia

* Tetiaroa

* Maiao

 

Map - Windward Islands  (Îles du Vent)

Latitude / Longitude : 17° 30' 0" S / 149° 30' 0" W | Time zone : UTC+-10 | Currency : XPF | Telephone : 689  

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Country - French Polynesia

French Polynesia (Polynésie française ; Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic and the only overseas country of France. It is composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over an expanse of more than 2000 km in the South Pacific Ocean. Its total land area is 4167 km2.

French Polynesia is divided into five groups of islands: the Society Islands archipelago, composed of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; the Tuamotu Archipelago; the Gambier Islands; the Marquesas Islands; and the Austral Islands. Among its 118 islands and atolls, 67 are inhabited. Tahiti, which is located within the Society Islands, is the most populous island, having close to 69% of the population of French Polynesia. Papeete, located on Tahiti, is the capital. Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia until 2007.
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TY Tahitian language
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