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Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is a 293 km2 11 sq mi island in the Leeward group in the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean The island, located about 230 kilometres 143 miles northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres 2,385 feet

Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra According to a 2008 census, Bora Bora has a permanent population of 8,880

Contents

  • 1 Name
  • 2 History
    • 21 World War II
  • 3 Commune of Bora-Bora
    • 31 Administration
  • 4 Tourism
  • 5 Climate
  • 6 Gallery
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Nameedit

In ancient times the island was called "Pora pora mai te pora", meaning "created by the gods" in the local Tahitian dialect This was often abbreviated Pora Pora meaning simply first born Because of ambiguities in the phonemes of the Tahitian language, this could also be pronounced Bola Bola or Bora Bora2 When explorer Jacob Roggeveen first landed on the island, he and his crew adopted the name Bora Bora which has stood ever since3

Historyedit

Main article: Kingdom of Bora Bora Queen Teriimaevarua III and her maids of honor, c 1899

The island was inhabited by Polynesian settlers around the 4th century CEcitation needed The first European sighting was made by Jakob Roggeveen in 1722 James Cook sighted the island in 1770 and landed that same year The London Missionary Society arrived in 1820 and founded a Protestant church in 1890 Bora Bora was an independent kingdom until 1888 when its last queen Teriimaevarua III was forced to abdicate by the French who annexed the island as a colony

World War IIedit

In World War II the United States chose Bora Bora as a South Pacific military supply base, and an oil depot, airstrip, seaplane base, and defensive fortifications were constructed Known as "Operation Bobcat", it maintained a supply force of nine ships, 20,000 tons of equipment and nearly 7,000 men Seven artillery guns were set up at strategic points around the island to protect it against potential military attack

However, the island saw no combat as the American presence on Bora Bora went uncontested over the course of the war The base was officially closed on June 2, 1946 The World War II airstrip was never able to accommodate large aircraft, but it nonetheless was French Polynesia's only international airport until Faa'a International Airport opened next to Papeete, Tahiti, in 19604

Commune of Bora-Boraedit

Bora-Bora

Location of the commune in red within the Leeward Islands
Coordinates: 16°29′40″S 151°44′11″W / 164944°S 1517364°W / -164944; -1517364Coordinates: 16°29′40″S 151°44′11″W / 164944°S 1517364°W / -164944; -1517364
Country France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Government
  Mayor Gaston Tong Sang
Area 403 km2 156 sq mi
Population August 2007 census1 8,927
  Density 220/km2 570/sq mi
INSEE/Postal code 98714 /98730
Elevation 0–727 m 0–2,385 ft
Climate data for Bora-Bora
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C °F 302
864
308
874
305
869
303
865
295
851
286
835
281
826
281
826
286
835
291
844
294
849
296
853
293
847
Average low °C °F 251
772
253
775
255
779
255
779
251
772
242
756
238
748
238
748
240
752
243
757
246
763
248
766
247
765
Average rainfall mm inches 2687
10579
2332
9181
1769
6965
1827
7193
1298
511
982
3866
833
328
597
235
655
2579
998
3929
2037
802
2806
11047
1,8821
74098
Mean monthly sunshine hours 2011 2026 2394 2198 2241 2245 2318 2484 2410 2305 2177 2070 2,6879
Source: NOAA8

Most rainfall occurs during the summer months November to April and is accompanied by high humidity, although clear days are not unknown in mid-Januarycitation needed

Galleryedit

See alsoedit

  • French Polynesia portal
  • Islands portal
  • List of volcanoes in French Polynesia
  • List of reduplicated place names

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Population of the commune of Bora-Bora minus about 50 workers living in the coconut plantations on the atoll of Tupai
  2. ^ Garanger, Jose; Robineau, Claude 1970 Bora-Bora: English Version Nouvelles Editions Latines p 11 
  3. ^ Woods, Michael; Woods, Mary B 2009 Seven Natural Wonders of Australia and Oceania Twenty-First Century Books p 58 ISBN 978-0822590743 
  4. ^ "Our History" Our History Office of Post and Telecommunications Archived from the original on 13 April 2013 Retrieved 18 April 2011 
  5. ^ "President of French Polynesia steps down" The Australian 8 February 2009 Retrieved 12 February 2009 
  6. ^ "Complete Reconstruction Scheduled for Hotel Bora Bora" Retrieved 2015-02-15 
  7. ^ "The St Regis Bora Bora Resort" boraboraallinclusiveguidecom Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  8. ^ "Bora-Bora Motu Climate Normals 1961–1990" National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Retrieved May 12, 2013 

External linksedit

Find more aboutBora Boraat Wikipedia's sister projects
  • Travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Data from Wikidata
  • Bora Bora at DMOZ
  • Bora Bora from space 2598 × 3071, 95 MB

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