|Native name: |
NASA picture of Mai'ao
|Area||8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||154 m (505 ft)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|Pop. density||34 /km2 (88 /sq mi)|
The island formation consists of one high island with a peak elevation of 154 meters (505') and a low island (or motu) that winds along the base of the high island. The formation encloses two hypersaline lagoons called Roto Iti and Roto Rahi. The island also has a lagoon at its edge. All lagoons are connected through narrow channels. The island is home to 299 people (as of Aug. 2007 census).
- Institut Statistique de Polynésie Française (ISPF). "TABLEAU II Population des communes et communes associées de Polynésie française" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
- Maiao at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010) at Oceandots.com (accessed June 22, 2006)
- Lesser known Society Islands at colonialvoyage.com (accessed Oct. 22, 2006)] (includes image)
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