KOSHER COMMUNITIES OF THE ISLANDS OF FRENCH POLYNESIA, FRANCE:
AND KOSHER TAHITI:
Ahava V'Achva Synagogue of
Tahiti - Orthodox
121196 Temple Dorette Assael,
Papeete, Tahiti (France).
Tel: (689) 43 71 56
Fax: (689) 43 30 86
Dr Francois Yonah Poul -
Rabbi Yosef Ben David
Kosher Canteen: Yes.
Hebrew Sunday School: Yes.
Last updated on: October 31, 2010
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Map of French Polynesia:
Tahiti is the largest
island in the
Windward group of
French Polynesia, located in the
Society Islands in the southern
Pacific Ocean. It is the economic, cultural and political
centre of French Polynesia. The island was formed from
volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with
surrounding coral reefs. The population is 178,133 (2007
census), making it the most populous island of
French Polynesia and accounting for 68.6% of the group's
total population. The capital,
Papeete, is located on the northwest coast with the only
international airport in the region,
Faa'a International Airport, situated 5 km (3.11 mi)
from the town centre. Tahiti was originally settled by
Polynesians between AD 300 and 800. They comprise about 70%
of the island's population with the rest made up of
Chinese and those of mixed heritage. The island was
France in 1880 although it wasn't until 1946 that the
indigenous Tahitians were legally authorised to be French
French is the only official language although the
Tahitian language (Reo Tahiti) is widely spoken.