NASA picture of Hiti Atoll
|Area||15 km2 (5.8 sq mi) (lagoon)|
3 km2 (above water)
|Length||9 km (5.6 mi)|
|Width||6 km (3.7 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
Hiti Atoll is oval in shape. It measures 9 km in length with a maximum width of 6 km. There are some narrow islands on the northern side of its reef with a total land area of about 3 km2. The southern part of the reef is broader but has no islands. Hiti's lagoon is not connected to the ocean by a pass.
Hiti Atoll is permanently uninhabited.
The first recorded European to arrive to Hiti Atoll was Russian oceanic explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen in 1820.
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