Bora Bora (French: Bora-Bora; Tahiti: Pora Pora) is an island group in the Leeward Islands. The Leeward Islands comprise

the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of the French Republic in the Pacific Ocean.

Bora Bora has a total land area of 30.55 km (12 sq mi). The main island, located about 230 kilometers (125 nautical miles) northwest

of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remains of an extinct volcano,

rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu; The highest point is 727 meters (2,385 ft). Bora Bora is part of the

commune of Bora-Bora, which also includes the atoll of Tapai. The languages spoken in Bora Bora are Tahiti and

French. However, due to the high tourist population, many of Bora Bora's natives have learned to speak English.

Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, renowned for its seaside (and even offshore) luxury resorts. The major settlement,

Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel leading into the lagoon. The island's produce can be

obtained mostly from the sea and from the abundant coconut groves,which were historically of economic importance for the production of copra