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Papeete waterfront
Full namePapeete
MayorMichel Buillard (1995 present)
Highest Elevation2037.4 ft (621 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Land Area6.7 sq mi (17.4 km2)
Total Population26017 (August 2007 census)
- Density3872.6/sq mi (1495.2/km2)
Postal code98714

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Papeete (pronounced -polypapeˈʔete) is the capital of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune (municipality) of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Papeete is the administrative capital. The French High Commissioner also resides in Papeete. It is the primary center of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used Port of call. The Windward Islands are themselves part of the Society Islands. The name Papeete means "water from a basket".

The urban area of Papeete had a total population of 131,695 inhabitants at the August 2007 census, 26,017 of whom lived in the commune of Papeete proper.

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