Marquesas Islands

Coordinates: 9°27′16″S 139°23′20″W / 9.45444°S 139.38889°W / -9.45444; -139.38889

The Marquesas Islands (French: Îles Marquises or Archipel des Marquises or Marquises; Marquesan: Te Henua (K)enana (North Marquesan) an Te Fenua ʻEnata (Sooth Marquesan), baith meanin "The Laund o Men") are a group o volcanic islands in French Polynesie, an owerseas collectivity o Fraunce in the soothren Paceefic Ocean.

Marquesas Islands
Native name: Îles Marquises / Te Fenua ʻEnata / Te Henua (K)enana
LocationPaceefic Ocean
Tot islands15
Major islandsNuku Hiva, Ua Pu, Ua Huka, Hiva ʻOa, Fatu Hiva
Aurie1,049.3 km2 (405.1 sq mi)[1]
Heichest elevation1,230 m (4,040 ft)
Heichest pointMoont Oave (Ua Pu)
Owerseas collectivityFrench Polynesie
Caipital ceetyTai o Hae
Population9,264[2] (Aug. 2012 census)
Pop. density9 /km2 (23 /sq mi)
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  1. "R1- Population sans doubles comptes, des subdivisions, communes et communes associées de Polynésie française, de 1971 à 1996". ISPF. Archived frae the oreeginal on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. INSEE. "Population des subdivisions administratives de Polynésie française" (in French). Retrieved 2013-10-13.