Raeffsky Islands

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Raeffsky Islands is located in Pacific Ocean
Raeffsky Islands
Raeffsky Islands
Location of the Raeffsky Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Map of the Tuamotus; the Raeffsky Islands are located in the central region.

The Raeffsky Islands or Raevski Islands (French: Îles Raéffsky or Îles Raevski) is a subgroup with just over 3000 people in the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia. They are located roughly in the central area of the main Tuamotu atoll cluster. (Latitude: 16° 45' 0 S, Longitude: 144° 13' 60 W)

Atolls[edit]

The Raeffsky Islands include the following atolls:

Administration[edit]

UNESCO site[edit]

The ring-shaped atoll Taiaro provides a rare example of a coral reef with a fully enclosed lagoon. The atoll was officially designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1977.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNESCO (2008). "Biosphere Reserve Information". Unesco.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 16°45′00″S 144°13′01″W / 16.750°S 144.217°W / -16.750; -144.217