Society Islands

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Society Islands
Native name: Îles de la Société
Unofficial flag of the Leeward Islands (Society Islands).svg
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
CoordinatesCoordinates: 17°32′S 149°50′W / 17.533°S 149.833°W / -17.533; -149.833
ArchipelagoSociety Islands
Major islandsTahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Huahine
Area1,590 km2 (610 sq mi)
Highest elevation2,241 m (7,352 ft)
Highest pointMont Orohena
Administration
France
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Largest settlementPapeete (pop. 131,695 urban)
Demographics
Population227,807 [1] (Aug. 2007 census)
Pop. density143/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 | change source]

  1. (French) Institut Statistique de Polynésie Française (ISPF). "Recensement de la population 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02.