Society Islands – Archipel de la Société

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Society Islands are believed to have been named in honor of the Royal Society by Captain Cook.  Society islands are divided, both geographically and administratively into two groups, the Windward Islands consisting of 5 Islands namely Tahiti were Papeete the capital is located and Leeward Islands consisting of 9 Islands namely  Huahina, Raiatea and Bora Bora.

They have a population of 227,807 inhabitants and cover a land area of 1600 square kilometers or 600 square miles

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~ by crr1962 on August 8, 2010.

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