Mont Oave

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Mount Oave (French: Mont Oave) is a mountain and the highest point of the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. Oave is a volcanic mountain, located on Ua Pu island at 1,230 metres (4,040 ft) above sea level.[1]

Topography[edit]

The summit is a basalt pillar. With a topographic isolation of 846 kilometres (526 mi), it is the 55th most isolated peak in the world.[2]

Culture[edit]

The mountain was featured on French postage stamps in 1979 and 1985.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iles-marquises" (in French). Communes des Îles Marquises, Government of French Polynesia. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Helman, Adam (2005). The Finest Peaks: Prominence and Other Mountain Measures. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4120-5995-4. 
  3. ^ "French Polynesia". Mountainstamp.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 9°23′30″S 140°04′42″W / 9.39167°S 140.07833°W / -9.39167; -140.07833