Taiohae

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Taiohae
Town
Taiohae is located in Marquesas Islands
Taiohae
Taiohae
Location in the Marquesas Islands
Coordinates: 8°54′35″S 140°6′5″W / 8.90972°S 140.10139°W / -8.90972; -140.10139Coordinates: 8°54′35″S 140°6′5″W / 8.90972°S 140.10139°W / -8.90972; -140.10139
Country France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Territory Marquesas Islands
IslandNuka Hiva
Area
 • Total4.279 km2 (1.652 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,687
 • Density394/km2 (1,020/sq mi)

Taiohae is the main town on Nuku Hiva island. The town is located on a former volcanic crater, which has partly collapsed into the ocean, creating a bay.[1]

Commodore Porter's fleet with the Essex and her prizes in Massachusetts Bay, Nooaheevah in 1813

This is the site of Fort Madison, set up by Porter in 1813.

External links[edit]

Media related to Taiohae at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taiohae". French Polynesia: Other Islands Sights. Fodor's Travel. Retrieved 28 December 2011.