A satellite image of Tahuata
A satellite image of Tahuata
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Location of Tahuata
Coordinates: 9°56′00″S 139°05′00″W / 9°56′00″S 139°05′00″W / -9.9333; -139.0833
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
SubdivisionMarquesas Islands
 • MayorTeaiki Félix Barsinas
61 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
98746 /98743
Elevation0–1,050 m (0–3,445 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Tahuata is the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is located 4 km (2.5 mi.) to the south of the western end of Hiva Oa, across the Canal du Bordelais, called Ha‘ava in Marquesan.


Administratively, Tahuata forms the commune (municipality) of Tahuata, part of the administrative subdivision of the Marquesas Islands.[1] This commune consists solely of the island of Tahuata itself.[2]

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Vaitahu,[2] on the western side of the island.

Other Languages
català: Tahuata
Deutsch: Tahuata
español: Tahuata (isla)
Esperanto: Tahuata
français: Tahuata
Gaeilge: Tahuata
galego: Tahuata
italiano: Tahuata
Kiswahili: Tahuata
кырык мары: Тахуата
lietuvių: Tahuata
Nederlands: Tahuata
norsk: Tahuata
polski: Tahuata
português: Tahuata
reo tahiti: Tahuata
русский: Тахуата
suomi: Tahuata
svenska: Tahuata
中文: 塔瓦塔島