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Nuku Hiva

(no͞o`ko͞o` hē`vä), volcanic island, 127 sq mi (329 sq km), South Pacific, largest 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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. The island is fertile, with well-watered valleys; its highest point is c.4,000 ft (1,220 m). There are eight harbors, the best of which is Taiohae Bay on the southern coast. Copra is the chief export. The village of Taiohae is the administrative center of the Marquesas Islands.
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The first group consisted of 196 participants recruited during February-March 2014 in 8 of the most inhabited islands of the 5 FP archipelagos (archipelagos listed in parentheses): Tahiti and Moorea (Society), Rangiroa and Makemo (Tuamotu), Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa (Marquesas), Rurutu (Austral), and Rikitea (Gambier).
The NATITUA system, which spans over 2,500 km, will bolster broadband connectivity and contribute to further bridge the digital divide in French Polynesia by connecting Tahiti to 8 atolls in the archipelagos of Tuamotu - Rangiroa, Manihi, Takaroa, Kaukura, Arutua, Fakarava, Makemo and Hao - and two islands of Marquisas - Hiva Oa and Nuku Hiva.
Porter and his men spent two months on Nuku Hiva cleaning the ship, smoking out its rats, and enjoying the company of women.
Nuku Hiva is | the largest of the Marquesas Islands
New ports of call include Corinto, Nicaragua; Nawiliwili (Kauai) and Kahului (Maui), Hawaii; Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; and Fakarava, French Polynesia.
comIsland in the sun Only a small dot in French Polynesia is the island of Nuku Hiva.
The cruise departs from the Tahitian island of Papeete, visiting the tropical islands of Tahuata, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka and Fatu Hiva, as well as Fakarava and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Islands, before returning to Papeete.
Stefan's remains were discovered in the embers of a campfire on the island of Nuku Hiva in the Pacific Ocean.
But unfortunately, the trip took a horrible turn when he reached Nuku Hiva, an island of 2,789 people, in French Polynesia, where the couple had planned to spend several months to experience a traditional goat hunt.
SOUTH PACIFIC: Paul Gauguin (020 7434 0089) offers 14 nights on MS Paul Gauguin from Jan 15 from pounds 4,607, ex-Papeete to Fakarava, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka, Nuku Hiva, Huahine, Bora Bora and Moorea.
Field explorations at the newly recorded Hakaea Beach site, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands were spread across a 12500 [m.
Pay for five nights at one of the Pearl Resorts in the Society Islands (Moorea Pearl Resort, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort or Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa), and receive five nights free in one of the resorts in the Tuamotu or Marquesas archipelagos (Manihi Pearl Beach Resort, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge or Hanakee Hiva Oa Pearl Lodge).