NASA picture of Katiu Atoll
|Area||232.5 km2 (89.8 sq mi) (lagoon)|
10 km2 (4 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||27 km (16.8 mi)|
|Width||12.5 km (7.77 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
Katiu Atoll is roughly oval in shape. It measures 27 kilometres (17 miles) in length with a maximum width of 12.5 kilometres (7.8 miles). Its total area, including the lagoon is 232.5 square kilometres (89.8 square miles) and a land area of approximately 10 square kilometres (4 square miles). There are many narrow islands on the north-eastern side of its long reef with a total land area of about 3 square kilometres (1 square mile). Its lagoon is connected to the ocean.
Katiu has a population of 250 inhabitants. The main occupations are fishing, copra harvesting and pearl farming. The most important village is called Toini; it is located on one of the long islands of the northeastern reef.
There is a territorial (domestic) airfield in Katiu which was inaugurated in 2001.
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- 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 - Katiu". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
- NZETC - Bellingshausen
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