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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 (2015 est. pop. 278,000) 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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While overgrown forest landscapes are generally seen as dark and potentially dangerous maintained areas kept clear of dead leaves, weeds and debris are 'clean' and nurturing (eg., Gilbert Kautai, October 16, 2013, Ua Pou; Marie Josephine Scallamera, June 24, 2013, 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.
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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.
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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.
Acts including Catalan, Hot Cops, Hiva Oa, Malojian, Sam Wickens, Rebekah Fitch, Strange New Places, Hex Hue, Pillow Queens, Susie Blue and No Oil Paintings will take to the stage - meaning there's something for every music taste here.
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.