Geography of Tahiti: Beaches of Tahiti, Mountains of Tahiti, Towns and Villages in Tahiti, Papeete, Teahupoo, Faaa, Mount Ronui, Mont Orohena Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157840862

Published: June 9th 2010

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40 pages


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Geography of Tahiti: Beaches of Tahiti, Mountains of Tahiti, Towns and Villages in Tahiti, Papeete, Teahupoo, Faaa, Mount Ronui, Mont Orohena  by  Books LLC

Geography of Tahiti: Beaches of Tahiti, Mountains of Tahiti, Towns and Villages in Tahiti, Papeete, Teahupoo, Faaa, Mount Ronui, Mont Orohena by Books LLC
June 9th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781157840862 | 7.38 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Beaches of Tahiti, Mountains of Tahiti, Towns and Villages inMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Beaches of Tahiti, Mountains of Tahiti, Towns and Villages in Tahiti, Papeete, Teahupoo, Faaa, Mount Ronui, Mont Orohena, Afaahiti, Opunohu Bay, Tautira, Vairao, Teruamao, Afatauri.

Excerpt: Papeete (water from a basket, see footnote for variant spelling) (pronounced ) is the capital of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune (municipality) of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Papeete is the administrative capital.

The French High Commissioner also resides in Papeete. It is the primary center of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used Port of call. The Windward Islands are themselves part of the Society Islands. The urban area of Papeete had a total population of 131,695 inhabitants at the August 2007 census, 26,017 of whom lived in the commune of Papeete proper.

The growth of the city was boosted by the decision to move the nuclear weapon test range from Algeria to the atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa, some 1,500 km (930 mi) at the east of Tahiti- this originated in particular in the construction of the Faaa airport next to Papeete, the only international airport in French Polynesia. In 1983, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built the Papeete Tahiti Temple here because of the large number of members in the region. On 5 September 1995 the government of Jacques Chirac conducted the first of the last series of nuclear test detonations off the shores of Moruroa.

A resulting riot in Papeete lasted for two days and damaged the international airport, injured 40 people, and scare... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=488952



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