Hiva-Oa

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This article is about the administrative commune of Hiva-Oa. For the island of Hiva Oa proper, see Hiva Oa.
Hiva-Oa
A view from Hiva-Oa, to the south-west
A view from Hiva-Oa, to the south-west
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Coordinates: 9°45′S 139°00′W / 9.75°S 139.00°W / -9.75; -139.00Coordinates: 9°45′S 139°00′W / 9.75°S 139.00°W / -9.75; -139.00
Country France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Government
 • Mayor Teiiheiataata Etienne Tehaamoana
Area 330 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population (August 2007 census)1 1,986
 • Density 6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98723 / 98741
Elevation 0–1,213 m (0–3,980 ft)
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Hiva-Oa is a commune of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune is in the administrative subdivision of the Marquesas Islands.

The commune of Hiva-Oa is made up of the island of Hiva Oa proper (316 km2 (122 sq mi)), which contains the entire population of the commune, and the uninhabited islands of:

  • Mohotani, located 18 km (11 mi) south of Hiva Oa
  • Fatu Huku, located 31 km (19 mi) north of Hiva Oa

Hiva-Oa consists of the following associated communes:

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Atuona, on the southern side of the island of Hiva Oa.

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