Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 165. Not illustrated. Chapters: Rangiroa, Mataiva, Anaa, Tikehau, Moruroa, Manihi, Hao, Apataki, Puka-Puka, Ahe, Fangataufa, Temoe, Makemo, Napuka, Manuhangi, Tureia, Marokau, Marutea Sud, Nukutepipi, Aratika, Marutea Nord, Amanu, Pukarua, Raraka, Taiaro, Tepoto, Katiu, Morane, Kaukura, Takapoto, Faaite, Niau, Rekareka, Hereheretue, Kauehi, Ahunui, Anuanuraro, Tuanake, Pinaki, Takume, Fakahina, Hiti, Akiaki, Tauere, Anuanurunga, Vahitahi, Vairaatea, Tahanea, Taenga, Reitoru, Nihiru, Nengonengo, Matureivavao, Vanavana, Ravahere, Paraoa, Maria Est, Toau, Motutunga, Tekokota, Vahanga, Haraiki, Avatoru, Tenarunga, Tenararo. Excerpt: Rangiroa (meaning Vast Sky in Tuamotuan) or Te Kokta (Hyades in Mori), is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and one of the largest in the world (although it is smaller than Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and Huvadhu in the Maldives). It is part of the Palliser group. The nearest atoll is Tikehau, located only 12 km to the West. It is about 355 km Northeast of Tahiti. The chief town is Avatoru, located in the northwestern part of the atoll. The atoll consists of about 415 motus, islets and sandbars comprising a total land area of about 170 km. There are approximately one hundred narrow passages (passes), called r'oa, in the fringing reef. The atoll has a flattened elliptic shape, with 80 km in length and a width ranging from 5 to 32 km wide. The width of land reaches 300 to 500 meters wide and its circumference totals up to 200 km. The lagoon has a maximum depth of 35 m and its surface is 1446 km. It is so large that it has its own horizon. On account of its shallow depth, the currents that come in and out through the passes and with the winds can sometimes create interior storms. Only two islands, located on the northern end of the atoll, are permanently inhabited. As of 2007, the total population ...
  • ISBN13: 9781155691176
  • Publisher: Books LLC
  • Pubilcation Year: 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00166
Publication Date20100915
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Atolls of Tuamotu: Rangiroa, Mataiva, Anaa, Tikehau, Moruroa, Manihi, Hao, Apataki, Puka-Puka, Ahe, Fangataufa, Temoe, Makemo, Napuka

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