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Leeward Islands (French Polynesia)

Îles Sous-le-Vent

Last modified: 2005-09-10 by ivan sache
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Geography of the Leeward Islands

Quoting the website of the Presidency of French Polynesia:

There are nine islands that make up the Leeward Islands in the western part of the Society Islands archipelago. The Leeward Islands are spread out over a vast area located between 151º and 155ºW and 16º and 17ºS.

The Leeward Islands are divided into two groups. There are the main islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora along with the atoll of Tupai and the island of Maupiti. Further west, there are three small atolls: Mopelia, Scilly and Bellinghausen.

The Leeward Islands cover an area of 405 square kilometers and have a population of 26,838 (1996 census).

Ivan Sache, 22 August 2005

Leeward Islands Federation, 1820-1845

[Leeward Islands Federation flag]

Flag of the Leeward Islands Federation, 1820-1845 - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 August 2005

According to the Flags of Paradise chart [brt96], the flag of the Leeward Islands Federation is red with five white stars placed 2, 1 and 2.

Ivan Sache, 27 August 2005