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Taiohae Bay, Nuku-Hiva
Taiohae Bay, Nuku-Hiva
Flag of 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
 • 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

Nuka-Hiva consists of the following associated communes:

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