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Papeete

Papeete (päpā-ā´tā), town (2007 pop. 26,017), capital of Tahiti and of French Polynesia, South Pacific. A port on the NW coast of Tahiti, Papeete ships copra, vanilla, and mother-of-pearl. The town has an important French nuclear laboratory and an international airport. The University of French Polynesia is nearby in Punaauia.

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Papeete

Papeete Capital and chief port of French Polynesia, in the s Pacific Ocean, on the nw coast of Tahiti. Papeete is a trade centre for the islands and a tourist resort. Its exports include copra, mother-of-pearl and vanilla. Pop. (1999) 25,553.

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