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Explore Papeete in French Polynesia

Papeete in the region of Îles du Vent with its 26,357 inhabitants is a town in French Polynesia and is the capital of this country.

Interactive map of Papeete

Current time in Papeete is now 09:42 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Tahiti " with a UTC offset of -10 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Punaauia, Pipine, Patutoa, Paea, and Orofara. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Punaauia . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Papeete ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


from Papeete to Punaauia

7:08 min by Rinsho TABATA
Views: 32161 Rating: 4.33

Sept. 2007 Tahiti - Polynésie Française ..

Tahiti, un au revoir de la famille et des amis avec de la musique et la danse (HD).

10:30 min by elninotsonat
Views: 19591 Rating: 4.94

Une fille et un garçon aller étudier en France pendant un an. Famille et amis se dire au revoir à l'aéroport de Tahiti. A girl and a boy leave to study in France for a year. Their family and friends s ..

Maeva, bienvenue en Polynésie

4:01 min by TahitiTourisme
Views: 18666 Rating: 4.88

Découvrez Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea et les îles de polynésie et retrouvez toutes nos idées de séjours, lune de miel, croisières sur ..

► Papeete, Tahiti, Polynésie française

1:37 min by bairaktaris
Views: 8163 Rating: 5.00

Papeete, Aout 2008 ..

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Interesting facts about this location

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is an overseas country (pays d'outre-mer) of the French Republic. It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is also the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the territory. Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia until 2007.

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Tags: European colonisation in Oceania, French Polynesia, French-speaking countries, Island countries, Overseas departments, collectivities and territories of France, Polynesia, Special territories of the European Union, States and territories established in 1842

Pan Am Flight 816

Flight PA 816 was an international flight from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles, United States, via Tahiti, French Polynesia. It was operated by a Pan Am Boeing 707-321B bearing the registration N417PA and named Clipper Winged Racer. On July 22, 1973, at 10:06 P.M. local time, the Boeing 707 took off from Faa'a International Airport in Papeete. Thirty seconds after takeoff, the airliner carrying 79 passengers and crew crashed into the sea.

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Tags: 1973 in French Polynesia, Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 707, Airliner accidents and incidents with an unknown cause, Aviation accidents and incidents in 1973, Aviation accidents and incidents in French Polynesia, Pan American World Airways accidents and incidents, Tahiti

Bombardment of Papeete

The Bombardment of Papeete occurred in French Polynesia when German warships attacked on 22 September 1914, during World War I. The German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and Gneisenau entered the port of Papeete on the island of Tahiti and sank the French gunboat Zélée and freighter Walkure before bombarding the town's fortifications. French shore batteries and a gunboat resisted the German intrusion, but were greatly outgunned.

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Tags: 1914 in France, 1914 in French Polynesia, Conflicts in 1914, Far East naval battles of World War I, History of French Polynesia, Naval battles of World War I involving France, Naval battles of World War I involving Germany

Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete

Notre Dame Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Papeete Notre-Dame de L'Immaculée Conception) is a late 19th century church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete. It is located close to the waterfront esplanade of the the capital city on the rue du Général de Gaulle. The construction of the cathedral began in the middle of the 19th century and it opened in 1875.

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Located at -17.54 -149.57 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 19th-century church buildings, Buildings and structures in Tahiti, Cathedrals in France, Papeete, Places of worship in French Polynesia, Religious buildings completed in 1875, Roman Catholic Church in French Polynesia

Stade Hamuta

Stade Hamuta is a multi-use stadium in Papeete, Tahiti, in French Polynesia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of AS Manu-Ura of the Tahiti Division Fédérale. The stadium holds 10,000 spectators.

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Located at -17.53 -149.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Football venues in French Polynesia, Papeete, Sport in Tahiti