Ua Huka

Ua-Huka
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Marquesas Islands
Location of Ua-Huka
Coordinates: 8°54′S 139°33′W / 8°54′S 139°33′W / -8.90; -139.55
CountryFrance
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Government
 • MayorNestor Ohu
Area
83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population
(August 2007 census)1
571
 • Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
98756 /98744
Elevation0–857 m (0–2,812 ft)
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Ua Huka is one of the Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated in the northern group of the archipelago, approximately 25 mi (40 km). (42 km) to the east of Nuku Hiva, at 8°54′S 139°33′W / 8°54′S 139°33′W / -8.900; -139.550.

Name

Ua Huka is sometimes also found spelled Roohka or Ua Huna. The first Western navigator to sight the island was U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph Ingraham in 1791. He named the island "Washington Island" in honor of U.S. President George Washington, a name which was eventually extended to include all of the northern group of the Marquesas Islands. Other names for the island include Riou and Solide. See also Names of the Marquesas Islands. The spider genus Uahuka is named after this island.

Other Languages
català: Ua Huka
Deutsch: Ua Huka
español: Ua Huka (isla)
Esperanto: Ua Huka
فارسی: اوئا هوکا
français: Ua Huka
galego: Ua Huka
italiano: Ua Huka
Kiswahili: Ua Huka
кырык мары: Уа-Хука
lietuvių: Ua Huka
Nederlands: Ua Huka
norsk: Ua Huka
polski: Ua Huka
reo tahiti: Ua Huka
русский: Уа-Хука
suomi: Ua Huka
svenska: Ua Huka
اردو: اوا ہوکا
中文: 瓦胡卡島