Location of the commune (in red) within the Windward Islands
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|• Mayor||Jacquie Graffe|
|• Land||64.5 km2 (24.9 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2007 census)|
|• Population1 density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||98733 / 98711|
|Elevation||0–1,501 m (0–4,925 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 ft)
|1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Paea is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. Paea is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands.
The area of Paea was first settled by travelers from Asia. Captain James Cook had arrived later on. Paea was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti until France claimed the islands of French Polynesia. The Faaa International Airport was built in 1962 and opened later on. The now defunct Air Moorea crashed while it was flying to Moorea. Close to where the crash site is a rock with all the names of the people.