Papeete, Tahiti

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These slides of housing and population were taken in Papeete, Tahiti in 1982.  Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, a collection of islands in the south Pacific under the control of France, and is located on the island of Tahiti.  The population of French Polynesia in 2012 was 268,270, of which about half lived in the urban area of Papeete (133,627).  In 1982, the population was about 40% smaller. The port and the main downtown area are very much like many French port cities – a main embarcadero as a divided boulevard, smaller boulevards that intersect the main (more)