Rangiroa (commune)

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This article is about the French Polynesian commune. For the atoll in the commune, see Rangiroa.
Rangiroa
Avatoru Pass, atoll of Rangiroa
Avatoru Pass, atoll of Rangiroa
Location of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago
Location of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago
Coordinates: 14°57′01″S 147°39′04″W / 14.9504°S 147.6511°W / -14.9504; -147.6511Coordinates: 14°57′01″S 147°39′04″W / 14.9504°S 147.6511°W / -14.9504; -147.6511
Country France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Teina Maraeura
Area 139 km2 (54 sq mi)
Population (2007)1 3,210
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98740
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Rangiroa is a commune of French Polynesia in the archipelago of the Tuamotu Islands. The commune includes 4 islands: Rangiroa, Tikehau, Mataiva and Makatea. The chef-lieu is the atoll of Rangiroa and the chief-town is Avatoru.

Geography[edit]

Commune of Rangiroa[edit]

The commune is composed of three atolls and one island:

Atoll
or island
Main village Population
2007[1]
Area above water(km²) Lagoon
(km²)
Coordinates
Rangiroa1 Avatoru 2,473 79 1,446 15°07′S 147°37′W / 15.117°S 147.617°W / -15.117; -147.617
Tikehau1 Tuherahera 507 20 400 15°01′S 148°10′W / 15.017°S 148.167°W / -15.017; -148.167
Mataiva1 Pahua 204 16 25 14°53′S 148°40′W / 14.883°S 148.667°W / -14.883; -148.667
Makatea1 Moumu 61 24 - 15°51′S 148°15′W / 15.850°S 148.250°W / -15.850; -148.250
Rangiroa
commune
Avatoru 3,245 139 1,871

1 Commune associée

Administration[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Recensement de 2007, statistiques Publisher: Institut statistique de la Polynésie Française (in French). Accessed 16 February 2010

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