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Hiva Oa

(hē`vä ō`ä), volcanic island, 154 sq mi (399 sq km), South Pacific, second largest and the most important of the Marquesas IslandsMarquesas Islands
, volcanic group (2002 pop. 8,712), South Pacific, a part of French Polynesia. There are 12 islands in the group, which lies c.930 mi (1,500 km) NE of Tahiti.
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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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. Hiva Oa is the seat of Atuona, former capital of the Marquesas. The Bay of Traitors, protected by ridges c.3,000 ft (910 m) high, provides a good harbor. Copra is the chief export.
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Gauguin used the notebook in New Zealand while delayed on his journey to Papeete in 1895, filling some of its pages with drawings of Maori objects in the Auckland Museum--images which reappear in paintings done later on Tahiti and Hiva Oa.
The majority of these are on Hiva Oa and Nuku Hiva and they are almost without exception associated with meae.
Nearby, Belgian cabaret singer Jacques Brel (1929-1978), who spent his last years on Hiva Oa and was beloved by its islanders, is buried.
From Brittany, Jean Pastier is around sixty-five years old and has lived secluded in Hiva Oa since his wife Anna left him there forty years before.
Fares for 16-day voyages from Papeete to Takapoto, Ua Pou, Nuka Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, Ua Huka, Rangiroa, and back to Papeete go as high as $3,920 for a deluxe cabin with queen-size bed.
These properties are located on the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Bora Bora, Manihi, Tikehau, Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa.
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Twenty-three hotels in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, TahaOa, Hiva Oa, Huahine, Manihi, Nuku Hiva and Tikehau are offering agents special rates, with rooms starting at $100 per night.
In 2007, a well was dug up on the Pacific island of Hiva Oa where artist Gauguin stayed.
Passengers can also choose one of eight French Polynesia/Marquesas voyages, with calls in the Marquesas islands ports of Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa as well as scenic cruising of the Tuamotu Atolls.
A four-metre high wave hit Hiva Oa, part of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, on Saturday but there were no casualties, the high commissioner said.