This article is about the eastern islands of French Polynesia. For the Caribbean island group within the Lesser Antilles, see
. For the main islands of Hawaii, see
Hawaiian Windward Islands
Windward Islands ( French: ) are the eastern group of the Îles du Vent Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. These islands were originally named the Georgian Islands in honor of King George III of England.
Geography [ edit ]
archipelago comprises an administrative division ( French: ) of French Polynesia, and includes the following islands: subdivision administrative
The capital of the administrative district is
Papeete on the island of Tahiti. Tahiti, Moorea, and Mehetia are high islands. Tetiaroa and Maiao are coral atolls.
Culture [ edit ]
The majority of the population speaks
French and Tahitian (co-official with French throughout French Polynesia).
Administrative [ edit ]
Administratively, the Windward Islands form the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands (
subdivision administrative des Îles du Vent), one of French Polynesia's five administrative subdivisions. Geographically, the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands is identical with the electoral district of the Windward Islands ( circonscription des Îles du Vent), one of French Polynesia's 6 electoral districts ( circonsriptions électorales) for the Assembly of French Polynesia (see also Politics of French Polynesia).
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