Tumaraa is a commune of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune of Tumaraa is located on the island of Raiatea, in the administrative subdivision of the Leeward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands. At the 2017 census it had a population of 3,721, making it the least populous commune on Raiatea.[1]

Location of the commune (in red) within the Leeward Islands
Location of the commune (in red) within the Leeward Islands
Location of Tumaraa
Coordinates: 16°47′00″S 151°29′00″W / 16.7833°S 151.4833°W / -16.7833; -151.4833Coordinates: 16°47′00″S 151°29′00″W / 16.7833°S 151.4833°W / -16.7833; -151.4833
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
SubdivisionLeeward Islands
 • MayorCyril Tetuanui
63.2 km2 (24.4 sq mi)
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−10:00
INSEE/Postal code
98754 /98735
Elevation0–1,017 m (0–3,337 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Tumaraa consists of the following associated communes:

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Tevaitoa. The tallest mountain on Raiatea - Mont Temehani - is located within Tumaraa.[2]


  1. ^ Répartition de la population en Polynésie française en 2017, Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française
  2. ^ "TUMARAA : présentation générale - SPCPF". spc.pf.