Nengonengo

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Nengonengo
Nengonengo.JPG
NASA picture of Nengonengo Atoll
Nengonengo is located in French Polynesia
Nengonengo
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 18°46′S 141°48′W / 18.767°S 141.800°W / -18.767; -141.800Coordinates: 18°46′S 141°48′W / 18.767°S 141.800°W / -18.767; -141.800
Archipelago Tuamotus
Area 67 km2 (26 sq mi)  (lagoon)
9 km² (above water)
Length 13 km (8.1 mi)
Width 8 km (5 mi)
Country
 France
Overseas collectivity  French Polynesia
Administrative subdivision Tuamotus
Commune Hao
Demographics
Population Uninhabited[1] (as of 2012)
NASA picture of Nengonengo Atoll.

Nengonengo is a small atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. It is located 53 km southeast of Ravahere, its closest neighbor, and 100 km southwest of Hao Atoll.

Nengonengo Atoll is roughly bell-shaped. It measures 13 km in length with a maximum width of 8 km. It has a wide lagoon with a surface 67 km², but there is no pass to enter it.

Nengonengo was previously inhabited, but no longer is.

History[edit]

The first recorded European who arrived to Nengonengo was Englishman Samuel Wallis in 1767. He named it "Prince William Henry".

The small private airport on Nengonengo was inaugurated in 1993. It is owned by the Wan pearl company.

Administration[edit]

Nengonengo Atoll belongs to the commune of Hao, which includes Ahunui (uninhabited), Nengonengo, Manuhangi (uninhabited) and Paraoa (uninhabited).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 

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