Welcome to Papeete, Tahiti January 23rd 2010 Tahiti is largest of the 115 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Tahiti is really two islands in one. Tahiti-Nui, or “big Tahiti”, is completely encircled by a road along the shore. This road joins the big island with the small island, Tahiti-Iti, or “little Tahiti, but the smaller island is only partially accessible by road.
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Oceania » French Polynesia » Tahiti » Papeete The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January ... ... read more