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A Quick Overview of Bora Bora

Quick Bora Bora facts

Official Name: Bora Bora
Local name: Pora Pora, meaning first born
Location: South Pacific Ocean
Country: French Polynesia
Capital city: Vaitape is the administrative center
Continent: Oceania
Coordinates: 16° 30′ S, 151° 44′ W
Land Area: 30,55 km2 (11,80 sq mi)
Time Zone: Tahiti Time (GMT-10) The islands are two hours behind Pacific Standard Time.
Highest Point: Mount Otemanu 2,385 ft (727 m)
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean (0 m)
Population: 11,010 (2021)
Economy: $17,000 GDP per capita
Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (CFP)
Major Industries: tourism, deep-sea commercial fishing
Ethnicity: Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French 6%, metropolitan French 4%
Life expectancy: 77.72 years
Language: French (official), Tahitian (Polynesian dialect)
Largest City: Vaitape
National Day: July 14
System of Government: Monarchy
Religion: ProtestantCatholic, others
Country code: 689


Did you know

Bora Bora is the most photographed isle in the South Pacific

The main island of Bora Bora is surrounded by a ring of coral islets called motus.

Around theseA Quick Overview of Bora Bora motus is where you can find the Luxury resorts with those incredible views across the blue lagoon. Search Bora Bora and you can find those images that are simply breathtaking! The surrounding islets include Motu Tapu, Motu Tane, Motu Mute, Motu Ahuna, Tevairoa, Motu Tufari, Motu Tehotu, Motu Pitiaau, Motu Marfo, Sofitel Motu, Motu Toopua, Toopuaiti, and the atoll of Tupai.

The small island of Motu Tapu, located about 109 yards off the coast of the main island of Bora Bora, is the most photographed island in the South Pacific. This area was was once the retreat of the Polynesian Queen Pomare IV.


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