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Location of the commune (in red) within the Windward Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Windward Islands
Coordinates: 17°50′S 149°17′W / 17.83°S 149.28°W / -17.83; -149.28Coordinates: 17°50′S 149°17′W / 17.83°S 149.28°W / -17.83; -149.28
Country France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
 • Mayor Roger Doom
Area 104.3 km2 (40.3 sq mi)
Population (August 2007 census)1 7,002
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98748 /98725
Elevation 0–1,306 m (0–4,285 ft)
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Taiarapu-Ouest (literally "Ta'iarapu West") is a commune of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.


The commune of Tai'arapu-Ouest is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands.

The commune extends over half of the peninsula of Tahiti Iti ("small Tahiti", a.k.a. Tai'arapu).

Taiarapu-Ouest consists of the following associated communes:

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Vairao.