Map of Akiaki, courtesy Mr. Minton.
|Area||1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
Akiaki is a small atoll rising barely above sea level. The total land surface is only 1.3 km². Its reef is occupied by a single flat island covered with coconut trees and other vegetation. There is no lagoon and it has only a difficult landing located on its northwestern side.
Akiaki is uninhabited, but is visited occasionally for its coconut plantations.
The first recorded European that arrived to Akiaki Atoll was Louis Antoine de Bougainville in 1768. He called this atoll Ile des Lanciers. James Cook reached Akiaki the following year, during his first voyage, and named it Thrum Island.
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