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Society Islands
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Flag of French Polynesia Coat of arms of French Polynesia
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Area 1590 km km²
Population 227,807 
Karta FP Societe isl.PNG

The Society Islands (lang-fr|Îles de la Société or officially Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the south Pacific Ocean. They are politically part of French Polynesia. The archipelago is generally believed to have been named by Captain James Cook in honor of the Royal Society, the sponsor of the first British scientific survey of the islands; however, Cook states in his journal that he called the islands Society "as they lay contiguous to one another".

The islands are divided, both geographically and administratively into two groups:

  • Windward Islands (Îles du Vent) (listed from east to west)
    • Mehetia
    • Tahiti
    • Moorea
    • Maiao
    • Tetiaroa
  • Leeward Islands (Îles Sous-le-Vent)
    • Huahine
    • Bora Bora
    • Raiatea
    • Tahaa
    • Maupiti
    • Tupai
    • Mopelia
    • Scilly
    • Motu One (Bellinghausen)

The islands became a French protectorate in 1843 and a colony in 1880. They have a population of 227,807 inhabitants (as of August 2007 census).

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