Alofi Island is part of Horn archipelago, in French Polynesia, in the western Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is also formed by the island of Futuna and some coral islands, forming part of the French overseas collectivity of Wallis and Futuna.
The island has an area of 32 square kilometers and is surrounded by a coral reef, with the Monte Kolofau its highest point at 410m.
Although there are many vestiges throughout the island that indicate a large population in pre-European times to the existence of several villages and plantations, recently he had only 2 inhabitants
Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Earl of Bougainville was born in Paris on November 11, 1729 and died in this same city on August 20, 1811.
He was a soldier, explorer, and French navigator. Among his many achievements he includes having made the first French circumnavigation. Also he named the Island of Bougainville, the largest in the Solomon Islands
In its memory was named the island of Bougainville, the Bougainville pit, in the archipelago of Solomon, and the Buganvilia plant, who was discovered during the expedition in Brazil and brought in his boat to Europe.