NASA picture of Tekokota Atoll
|Area||5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi) (lagoon)
0.9 km² (above water)
|Length||5 km (3.1 mi)|
|Width||3.5 km (2.17 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|Population||Uninhabited (as of 2012)|
Tekokota Atoll is one of the smallest atolls of the Tuamotus. Its islands have a total land mass of only 0.9 km².
Tekokota's shape is roughly oval and it is 5 km in length and 3.5 km in width. The western side of Tekokota Atoll is submerged. The surface of its shallow central lagoon is 5.1 km².
Tekokota was first sighted by James Cook in 1773. He named Tekokota Atoll "Doubtful".
Months later Spanish explorer José de Andía called this atoll, "La del Peligro" (The Dangerous One). A few days later, another Spanish navigator Domingo de Boenechea sighted Tekokota on ship Aguila. He named this atoll "Los Mártires".
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