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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.
Mr Buillard points out that Gauguin liked to become involved in local politics, and even makes the surprising assertion that the artist 'definitely would have become a member of the city council' had he not retreated to Hiva Oa in 1901.
Like Gauguin and Jean before her, she soon leaves the overly civilized Papeete for Hiva Oa, where she rents a small room furnished with bed, chair, and table.
Paul Gauguin Cruises has facilitated Boyle-Turner's visits to Hiva Oa in the Marquesas to research the artist's life.
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.
28, guests visit Motu Mahana and Bora Bora, ring in the New Year at sea under the South Pacific sky, then visit the Marquesas' Hiva Oa (Atuona) and Nuku Hiva (Taiohae) as well as Rangiroa and Moorea before returning to Papeete.
A four-metre high wave triggered by the earthquake has already hit Hiva Oa, part of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, early on Saturday but there were no casualties, the high commissioner said.
island of Hiva Oa, some bearing the tattoos of their clans, witnessed an