NASA picture of Ahe Atoll
|Area||138 km2 (53 sq mi) (lagoon)|
12 km2 (5 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||23.5 km (14.6 mi)|
|Width||12.2 km (7.58 mi)|
|Highest elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|Largest settlement||Tenukupara (pop. 100)|
|Pop. density||47 /km2 (122 /sq mi)|
Ahe Atoll's ring shape is broken by only a single small passage into the lagoon. Length 23.5 km, width 12.2 km. It has a land area of approximately 12 km2 and a lagoon area of 138 km2.
Ahe was later visited by the historic United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Charles Wilkes called the atoll "Peacock Island" after one of the ships of the expedition. This atoll has sometimes suffered damages caused by cyclones.
Ahe has a territorial (domestic) airport which was inaugurated in 1997.
Population of Ahe:
|Sources ISPF, Mairie de Ahe|
* : estimation
Ahe Atoll belongs to the commune of Manihi, which consists of the atolls of Manihi and Ahe.
Images & Maps
- "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Young, J.L. (1899). "Names of the Paumotu Islands, with the old names so far as they are known". Journal of the Polynesian Society. 8 (4): 264–268. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- "Oceandots - Ahe, Tuamotu Archipelago". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
- Bernard Moitessier, Tamata and the Alliance (Sheridan Publishing, 1995)
- United States Exploring Expedition
- "[American Voyages, 1800 to 1842]". nzetc.org.
- "Where the exception confirms the rule: The cyclones of 1982–1983 in French Polynesia". blackwell-synergy.com.
- ISPF, Démographie Archived 2014-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.
- Mairie de Ahe,
- Tahiti Tourisme Archived October 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (in French)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahe.|
- Ahe Atoll FP (EVS Islands)
- Shuttle Image ISS008-E-17141 (Astronaut Photography)
- Shuttle Image ISS007-E-16671 (Astronaut Photography)
- Ahe Atoll FP (Oceandots.com) at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- Tuamotu Atolls List (Pacific Image)
- TX5EG Amateur Radio DX Expedition to Ahe Atoll
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