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Nuku Hiva’s 330 square kilometers make it the largest island of the Marquesas Archipelago. It is 1,500 kilometers northeast of Papeete, located at 8°49’ south latitude by 140°12’ west longitude. Its tallest point is Mt. Tokao (1,208 meters). Nuku Hiva has a quadrilateral shape with a length of about 30 kilometers and a width of 15 kilometers. The town of Taiohae, the administrative capital of the Marquesas Islands, is located in the center of the southern coast at the foot of the deep Taiohae Bay. In Taiohae you can find the Cathedral of Nôtre Dame, made up of coloured stones from all the Marquesas Islands. In effect, the town is in the center of a volcanic crater, half of which has collapsed into the ocean, creating the bay.

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