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Island Details

arrow Status Settled by the Polynesians in 850, Huahine is part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, a French overseas possession, claimed in 1843.

arrow Significant Town Fare

arrow 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.
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arrow Island Coordinates 16° 45 south, 151° 00 west

arrow 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

arrow Location Description It's about 105 miles slightly northwest of Tahiti and approximately 2,600 miles south of Hawaii

arrow Terrain A rich green, mountainous island.

arrow Languages French (official), Tahitian (official)

arrow Official Currency Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc

arrow Population 4,000

arrow Land Area 74 sq km (28.5 sq miles)

Recommended Links

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