Papeete, Tahiti, Windward Islands, French Polynesia

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ Papeete is the capital city of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of the French Republic in the Pacific Ocean. The commune of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Papeete is the administrative capital. The French High Commissioner also resides in Papeete.

It is the primary centre of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used port of call. The Windward Islands are themselves part of the Society Islands. The name Papeete, sometimes also spelled Papeสปete in Tahitian, means "water from a basket".

The commune of Papeete is subdivided into eleven quartiers (wards).

Economy Air Tahiti Nui has its head office in the Immeuble Dexter in Papeete.

Tourist Industry Traveling tourists arrive and depart Papeete via cruise ship at Papeete Harbor or domestic airline at Faa'a International Airport, which was completed and opened in 1962.

Main sights โ€ข The waterfront esplanade. โ€ข Bougainville Park (once named Albert Park, in honour of a former Belgian king and World War One hero), is now named for Louis Antoine de Bougainville, the first French explorer to circumnavigate the globe. โ€ข Cathedral of Notre Dame of Papeete. โ€ข The Territorial Assembly is the heart of the Polynesian government and contains the Territorial Assembly building, the High Commissioner's residence and also a once popular clubhouse of Paul Gauguin. It was also once the site of the royal residence and palace of Queen Pomare IV of Tahiti, who ruled from 1827 to 1877. โ€ข Presidential palace. โ€ข The Papeete Tahiti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. โ€ข The Monument to Pouvanaa a Oopa (a decorated World War I hero, Tahitian nationalist, and deputy to Paris for the Tahitian Territorial Assembly). โ€ข The Mairie (town hall). โ€ข Papeete Market.

Papeete, Tahiti, Windward Islands, French Polynesia 
<b>Papeete, Tahiti, Windward Islands, French Polynesia</b>
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Papeete has a population of over 26,926 people. Papeete also forms the centre of the wider French Polynesia Protectorate which has a population of over 299,356 people.

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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Cannes, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Nice, France ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ Noumรฉa, New Caledonia
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Antipodal to Papeete is: 30.434,17.537

Locations Near: Papeete -149.566,-17.5373

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Antipodal to: Papeete 30.434,17.537

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