Location of the commune (in red) within the Leeward Islands. The atolls of Maupihaa (Mopelia), Manuae (Scilly), and Motu One (Bellinghausen) lie outside of the map.
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|• Mayor||Paul Ropiteau|
|Area||22 km2 (8 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2007 census)1||1,231|
|• Density||56/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||98728 / 98732|
|Elevation||0–380 m (0–1,247 ft)|
|1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
- Maupihaa (aka Mopelia), 2.6 km² (1 sq mi) in land area, located 185 km (115 mi) south-west of Maupiti
- Manuae (aka Scilly), 3.5 km² (1.4 sq mi) in land area, located 255 km (160 mi) west of Maupiti. This atoll is the westernmost emerged land of French Polynesia.
- Motu One (aka Bellinghausen), 2.3 km² (0.9 sq mi) in land area, located 250 km (155 mi) north-west of Maupiti.
Almost all the inhabitants live on Maupiti island itself. The atolls of Maupihaa and Manuae have about 15 inhabitants each, while Motu One is not inhabited anymore.
The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Vaiea, on the island of Maupiti.
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