Arue, French Polynesia
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Location of the commune (in red) within the Windward Islands. The atoll of Tetiaroa lies outside of the map.
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|• Mayor||Philip Schyle
2003 – present
|Area||21.45 km2 (8.28 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2007 census)1||9,458|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||98712 /98701|
|Elevation||0–1,305 m (0–4,281 ft)|
|1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Arue is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Arue is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands.
The area of Arue was first settled by travelers from Asia during the year of 1000. They had built houses out of grass and mud. The Polynesians had hunted fish with spears. Captain James Cook had arrived at Tahiti to chart the coast.
- 606 pers./km² on the mainland part of Arue proper.
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