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Society Islands

archipelago of French Polynesia

The Society Islands are a group of islands in French Polynesia. They include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and many others. The largest city in the area is Faaa, which is located on Tahiti.

Society Islands
Native name: Îles de la Société
Unofficial flag of the Leeward Islands (Society Islands).svg
LocationPacific Ocean
CoordinatesCoordinates: 17°32′S 149°50′W / 17.533°S 149.833°W / -17.533; -149.833
ArchipelagoSociety Islands
Major islandsTahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Huahine
Area1,590 km2 (610 sq mi)
Highest elevation2,241 m (7,352 ft)
Highest pointMont Orohena
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Largest settlementPapeete (pop. 131,695 urban)
Population227,807 [1] (Aug. 2007 census)
Pop. density143/km2 (370/sq mi)


  1. (French) Institut Statistique de Polynésie Française (ISPF). "Recensement de la population 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02.