Coordinates: 17°33′04″S 149°35′51″W / 17.551°S 149.5974°W / -17.551; -149.5974
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Top: Faʻaʻā coastline; Middle: Tahiti Airport Hotel, Faa'a International Airport; Bottom: Marae Taumata, Faʻaʻā-Nuutania Prison
Location of the commune (in red) within the Windward Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Windward Islands
Location of Faʻaʻā
Coordinates: 17°33′04″S 149°35′51″W / 17.551°S 149.5974°W / -17.551; -149.5974
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
SubdivisionWindward Islands
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Oscar Temaru[1]
34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
 • Density870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−10:00
INSEE/Postal code
98715 /98704
Elevation0–1,493 m (0–4,898 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Faʻaʻā (also Faaa or Faaʻā; IPA: [fa.ʔa.ˈʔaː]) is a commune in the suburbs of Papeʻete. It is in French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean. Faʻaʻā is on the island of Tahiti. It is in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands,[2] These island are part of the Society Islands. At the 2022 census, 29,828 people lived in the commune. It is the most populous commune in French Polynesia.[3] Faʻaʻā has many mountains. They can reach an elevation of 1,500 m (5,000 ft). Mount Marau is an extinct volcano in the commune. It can be seen from nearby Moʻorea. Faʻaʻā is 9 m (30 ft) above mean sea level on average.

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  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. Décret n° 2005-1611 du 20 décembre 2005 pris pour l'application du statut d'autonomie de la Polynésie française, Légifrance
  3. Répartition de la population en Polynésie française en 2017 Archived 2021-11-21 at the Wayback Machine, Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française