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Faaa
Tahiti International Airport, Faaa
Tahiti International Airport, Faaa
Location o the commune (in reid) athin the Windward Islands
Location o the commune (in reid) athin the Windward Islands
Coordinates: 17°33′04″S 149°35′51″W / 17.551°S 149.5974°W / -17.551; -149.5974Coordinates: 17°33′04″S 149°35′51″W / 17.551°S 149.5974°W / -17.551; -149.5974
Kintra Fraunce
Owerseas collectivity French Polynesie
Govrenment
 • Mayor Oscar Temaru
1983 – present
Aurie
 • Land1 34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
Population (August 2007 census)2 29,851
INSEE/Postal code 98715 / 98704
Elevation 0–1,493 m (0–4,898 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Faaa (an aw Fa'a'ā) is a commune in the suburbs o Papeete in French Polynesie, an owerseas kintra o Fraunce in the Paceefic Ocean. Faaa is locatit on the island o Tahiti, in the admeenistrative subdiveesion o the Windward Islands, thairsels pairt o the Society Islands. Faaa haes a population o 29,851, makkin it the lairgest commune in Tahiti an French Polynesie. Faaa haes mony muntains inland that can reach 1,500 m (5,000 ft). Munt Marau is an extinct volcano in the inland limits an can be seen frae nearbi Moorea. The aurie o Faaa is 9 m (30 ft) abuin mean sea level on average.

Faaa haes a lang history. Caiptain James Cook came tae Tahiti on his expedition. The commune is the poleetical stranghauld o unthirldom leader Oscar Temaru who haes servit three times as preses.

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