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Hooumi Destination Guide

Delve into Hooumi in French Polynesia

Hooumi in the region of French Polynesia (general) is located in French Polynesia - some 876 mi or ( 1410 km ) North-East of Papeete , the country's capital .

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Local time in Hooumi is now 12:54 PM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Marquesas " with a UTC offset of -9.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Hakaui, and Taiohae. While being here, you might want to check out Hakaui . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Hooumi ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Roman Catholic Diocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata in French Polynesia is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete. It was erected as the Vicariate Apostolic of Marquesas Islands in 1848 and elevated to the Diocese of Taiohae in 1966. Its name was changed in 1974.

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Located at -8.91 -140.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Marquesas Islands, Roman Catholic Church in French Polynesia, Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Papeete, Roman Catholic dioceses in French Polynesia

Taiohae

Taiohae is the main town on Nuku Hiva island. The town is located on a former volcanic crater, which has partly collapsed into the ocean, creating a bay.

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Located at -8.91 -140.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Geography of the Marquesas Islands, Populated places in French Polynesia

Tai o Hae Cathedral

Tai o Hae Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Taiohae or Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Marquises) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the town of Tai o Hae, capital of the Marquesas Islands.

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Located at -8.91 -140.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Cathedrals in France, Marquesas Islands, Official historical monuments of France, Roman Catholic Church in French Polynesia

Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva (sometimes spelled "Nukahiva") is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It was formerly also known as Île Marchand and Madison Island. Herman Melville wrote his book Typee based on his experiences in the Taipivai valley in the eastern part of Nuku Hiva. Robert Louis Stevenson's first landfall on his voyage on the Casco, was at Hatiheu, on the north side of Nuku Hiva, in 1888.

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Located at -8.87 -140.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Geography of the Marquesas Islands, Islands of the Marquesas Islands, Volcanoes of French Polynesia

Vaipo Waterfall

Vaipo Waterfall (also Ahuii or Ahuei) is a waterfall on the island of Nuku Hiva, in the Marquesas of French Polynesia. It is a horsetail-type waterfall with a single drop of height 1148 ft (350 m), making it the tallest waterfall in Polynesia outside of New Zealand and Hawaii. The waterfall lies in Hakaui Valley. The top of the waterfall is basalt, from which the water spouts as a single jet from its gouged channel.

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Located at -8.91 -140.17 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Landforms of the Marquesas Islands, Waterfalls of Oceania