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Coordinates: 23°23′S 149°27′W / 23.38°S 149.45°W / -23.38; -149.45

Commune of Tubuai

Austral isl Tubuai.PNG
Country France
Region Collectivités d'outre-mer
Administrative subdivision Austral Islands
Department French Polynesia Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Mayor Chantal Tahiata
Land area1 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Population2 2,171  (2002)
 - Density 48 /km2 (120 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98753/ 98754
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Tubuai is the name of a group of islands and also the name of its main island, being part of the Austral Islands, French Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean. Tubuai, the main island of the Tubuai Island group, is located at 23°23′00″S 149°27′00″W / 23.3833333°S 149.45°W / -23.3833333; -149.45. It is 640 km (400 mi) south of Tahiti. It sustains a population of 2,049 people on 45 km2 (17 sq mi) of land. Tubuai was annexed by France in 1881.

Tubuai is portrayed as an island of cannibals in one of the movie versions of the Mutiny on the Bounty novel.


Tubuai is the administrative capital of the Austral Islands, and the commune consists solely of the one island.

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Simple English

Tubuai is one of the islands of French Polynesia. It is located 640 km to the south from Tahiti. More than 2,000 people live in Tubuai. The area is 45 km².

Tubuai is part of the Austral Islands group. There are three villages on the island. The biggest of them is Mataura.


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