Papeete, capital of French Polynesia

Papeete is the capital city of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of the French Republic. The commune is located on the north-west of the island of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean.

Population (2017) – 26. 926 people

Governed by France.


Papeʻete features a tropical monsoon climate with a wet season and dry season, bordering a tropical rainforest climate, with high temperatures and humidity year round. However, precipitation is observed even during the city’s dry season. The dry season is short, covering only the months of August and September. The rest of the year is wet, with the heaviest precipitation falling in the months of December and January. Sunshine is moderately high, as most precipitation comes as thunderstorms and cyclones, and doesn’t last for long.

Pseudobombax is a genus of flowering plants in the subfamily Bombacoideae of the family Malvaceae. You can see a such flower across tropical South America, Central America, Mexico, Hispaniola, and the Windward Islands.

Visited February 7-2023, photo reporter Tatjana Vleeshouwers

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