Monday, January 4, 2016

Beautiful places: Bora Bora

Beautiful places: Bora Bora

Beautiful places: Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (143 miles) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 feet).Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts.Area Land: 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Highest Point: Mount Otemanu 2,385 ft (727 m)
Population: 8,880 (2007 census)
World Populations (all countries)
Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
(conversion rates)
Ethnicity: Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French 6%, metropolitan French 4%
Language: French (official), Polynesian dialect
Religion: Protestant, Catholic, others

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