Society Islands

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Society Islands
Native name: Îles de la Société
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates Coordinates: 17°32′S 149°50′W / 17.533°S 149.833°W / -17.533; -149.833
Archipelago Society Islands
Major islands Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Huahine
Area 1,590 km2 (610 sq mi)
Elevation 2,241 m (7,352 ft)
Highest point Mont Orohena
Country
France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Largest city Papeete (pop. 131,695 urban)
Demographics
Population 227,807 [1] (as of Aug. 2007 census)
Density 143 /km2 (370 /sq mi)

The Society Islands are a group of islands in French Polynesia. They include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and many others. The largest city in the area is Faaa, which is located on Tahiti.

References[change | edit source]

  1. (French) Institut Statistique de Polynésie Française (ISPF). "Recensement de la population 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. http://web.archive.org/web/20071203110626/http://www.ispf.pf/(k1aciwf4z0fyap45ghzhgm55)/stat/demo/rp2007/pdfs/poplegales2007.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-02.