Marquesas Time is a time zone used in the Marquesas Islands, an overseas territory of France located in the Pacific Ocean. Marquesas Time is 9 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and does not observe Daylight Saving Time. The Marquesas Islands are located about 1500 miles northwest of Tahiti and are known for their lush vegetation and rugged landscapes.
The Marquesas Islands are the only place that uses the Marquesas Time zone. The Marquesas Islands are an overseas territory of France, meaning they are politically affiliated with France but have a significant degree of self-governance. The Marquesas Islands have a population of about 6,000 people, most of whom live in the main town of Taiohae on the island of Nuku Hiva.
The Marquesas Islands are a group of volcanic islands formed by hotspot volcanism. Steep, rocky cliffs, deep valleys, and dense rainforests characterize the islands. The Marquesas Islands are home to a diverse array of plant and animal life, including many species that are found nowhere else in the world. The islands are also known for their rich cultural history and traditional arts, such as tattooing and carving.
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