Bora-Bora


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Bora-Bora

(bō`rä-bō`rä), volcanic island, 15 sq mi (39 sq km), South Pacific, in the Leeward group of the Society IslandsSociety Islands,
island group (2002 pop. 214,445), South Pacific, a part of French Polynesia. The group comprises the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands (total land area c.650 sq mi/1,680 sq km), two clusters of volcanic and coral islands lying in a 450-mi (724-km) chain.
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, French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia,
officially Overseas Lands of French Polynesia, internally self-governing dependency (2002 pop. 245,516) of France, consisting of 118 islands in the South Pacific. The capital is Papeete, on Tahiti.
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. It is a mountainous island, with Mt. Otemanu (2,379 ft/725 m) the highest peak. Bora-Bora has a good harbor, which is a large lagoon surrounded by coral islets. Copra, oranges, and vanilla are produced on the island. Tourism is a major source of commerce.
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We go Tahiti, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora-Bora, Manua, Tutuila, Apia, Savaii, and Fiji Islands--plenty Fiji Islands.
Mel peeled off her bikini top and wore just a tiny thong as she kissed and cuddled the 26-year-old hunk on the Tahitian isle of Bora-Bora last week.