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
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
 • Land 330 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population (August 2007 census)
 • Population1 1,986
 • Population1 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

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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