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Status Settled by the Polynesians in 850, Huahine is part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, a French overseas possession, claimed in 1843.
Significant Town Fare
Climate Tropical conditions with some rainfall in the summer months (November - April). Ideal conditions exist from May - October as trade winds cool the island. Current weather conditions on the nearby island of Bora Bora shown below.
Island Coordinates 16° 45 south, 151° 00 west
General Information Known for superb beaches and ideal weather conditions, this favorite of the tourist industry avoids the congestion of Tahiti in a very relaxed and quiet South Pacific astmosphere.
It actually consists of two main islands (Huahine Nui and Huahine-Iti), that are surrounded by a coral reef and joined together by a natural land-bridge. The word Huahine means pregnant woman in Tahitian, and the island gets its name from its shape because when viewed from a distance it looks like a pregnant woman lying on her back
Location Description It's about 105 miles slightly northwest of Tahiti and approximately 2,600 miles south of Hawaii
Terrain A rich green, mountainous island.
Languages French (official), Tahitian (official)
Official Currency Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
Land Area 74 sq km (28.5 sq miles)
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