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Papeete

(päpā-ā`tā), town (2007 pop. 26,017), capital of TahitiTahiti
, island (2002 pop. 169.674), South Pacific, in the Windward group of the Society Islands, French Polynesia. The capital is Papeete. Tahiti is the largest (402 sq mi/1,041 sq km) and most important of the French Pacific islands.
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 and of 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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, South Pacific. A port on the NW coast of Tahiti, Papeete ships copra, vanilla, and mother-of-pearl. The town has an important French nuclear laboratory and an international airport. The University of French Polynesia is nearby in Punaauia.

Papeete

 

a port city on the island of Tahiti in the Society Islands; the capital of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in Oceania. Population, 25,300 (1971). Papeete exports copra, vanilla, mother-of-pearl, and tropical fruits. Pearl diving is practiced, and there are sugar refineries and soap factories. Papeete is a tourist center.

Papeete

the capital of French Polynesia, on the NW coast of Tahiti: one of the largest towns in the S Pacific. Pop.: 130 000 (2005 est.)
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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.
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Address : 51 Rue Du Commandant Destremeau Motu Uta Papeete - Tahiti Bp 9030