Taputapuatea

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Taputapuatea
View of the ancient marae at the archaeological complex of Taputapuatea, restored in 1994
View of the ancient marae at the archaeological complex of Taputapuatea, restored in 1994
Location of the commune (in red) within the Leeward Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Leeward Islands
Location of Taputapuatea
Coordinates: 16°50′15″S 151°21′32″W / 16.8375°S 151.3589°W / -16.8375; -151.3589Coordinates: 16°50′15″S 151°21′32″W / 16.8375°S 151.3589°W / -16.8375; -151.3589
CountryFrance
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
SubdivisionLeeward Islands
Government
 • MayorThomas Moutame
Area
1
88.5 km2 (34.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
4,792
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−10:00
INSEE/Postal code
98750 /98735
Elevation0–758 m (0–2,487 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Taputapuātea
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Taputapu marae Raiatea little man.jpg
Tiki on the marae at Taputapuatea
LocationRaiatea, French Polynesia, France
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)(vi)
Reference1529
Inscription2017 (41st Session)
Area2,124 ha (5,250 acres)
Buffer zone3,363 ha (8,310 acres)
Coordinates16°50′29.04″S 151°22′20.56″W / 16.8414000°S 151.3723778°W / -16.8414000; -151.3723778
Taputapuatea is located in French Polynesia
Taputapuatea
Location of Taputapuatea in French Polynesia
Taputapuatea is located in Oceania
Taputapuatea
Taputapuatea (Oceania)

Taputapuatea is a commune of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune of Taputapuatea is located on the island of Raiatea, in the administrative subdivision of the Leeward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands. At the 2017 census it had a population of 4,792.[1] In 2017 Taputapuatea along with Taputapuatea marae were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.[2]

Taputapuatea consists of the following associated communes:

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Avera.

The commune was named after a large marae complex which was once considered the religious center of eastern Polynesia; the archaeological site of Taputapuatea marae is still today the most famous landmark of Raiatea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Répartition de la population en Polynésie française en 2017, Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française
  2. ^ "Taputapuātea". UNESCO. Retrieved 18 July 2017.