The atoll of Reao
Location of Reao in the Tuamotu Archipelago
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|• Land||18 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|• Population1 density||32/km2 (82/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||98742 /|
|1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Reao is 24.5 km long and its maximum width is 5 km. The whole length of its north-eastern rim is occupied by a single long island. There is no navigable pass into the lagoon.
Reao Atoll's population is 344 inhabitants.
Reao was visited by the United States Exploring Expedition led by Charles Wilkes on August 13, 1839. Wilkes called this atoll "Minerva".
Reao Airport was inaugurated in 1979.
The commune of Reao consists of Reao, as well as the atoll of Pukarua.
- Tuamotu Archipelago - Reao at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- United States Exploring Expedition
- Reao Airport
- Historical names
- Charles Wilkes