Nuku-Hiva

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This article is about the administrative commune of Nuku-Hiva. For the island of Nuku Hiva proper, see Nuku Hiva.
Nuku-Hiva
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Coordinates: 8°49′13″S 140°12′45″W / 8.8202°S 140.2126°W / -8.8202; -140.2126Coordinates: 8°49′13″S 140°12′45″W / 8.8202°S 140.2126°W / -8.8202; -140.2126
Country France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Government
 • Mayor Benoît Kautai
Area 387.8 km2 (149.7 sq mi)
Population (August 2007 census)1 2,660
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98731 / 98742
Elevation 0–1,224 m (0–4,016 ft)
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Nuku-Hiva 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 Nuku-Hiva is made up of the island of Nuku Hiva proper (339 km2 (131 sq mi)), which contains the entire population of the commune, and the uninhabited islands of:

  • Eiao, located 97 km (60 mi) northwest of Nuku Hiva
  • Hatutu, located 103 km (64 mi) northwest of Nuku Hiva
  • Motu One, located 105 km (65 mi) north of Nuku Hiva
  • Motu Iti, located 48 km (30 mi) west of Nuku Hiva

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Taiohae, on the southern side of the island of Nuku Hiva.

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