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Ahurei Bay

Rapa is a remote atoll in the Austral Islands of French Polynesia with a population of about 500. It is also known as Rapa Iti or Oparo. It is not to be confused with Rapa Nui (Easter Island).


The culture and lifestyle of the Rapans is described in the book Rapan Lifeways (1970), by F. Allan Hanson.


  • 1 Haurei. The main population center, located on Haurei Bay. Ha'urei is also known as Ahurei

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The roads consist of mostly dirt and the weather is for the most, tropical.


Archeological sites

  • Morongo Uta, which was developed c. 1450–1550 AD


Rapa is home to the Tahitian Choir in which one third of the island's population sing traditional songs.




Mount Tautautu

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