NASA picture of Manuhangi Atoll
|Area||7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) (lagoon)
1 km² (above water)
|Length||5.4 km (3.36 mi)|
|Width||3.6 km (2.24 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|Population||Uninhabited (as of 2012)|
Manuhangi Atoll is small in size, with a length of 5.4 km and a maximum width of 3.6 km. It has an oval shape and a coral reef completely enclosing a small lagoon. Manuhangi has a hook-shaped island covering the east and northeast of its reef.
Flora and fauna
Manuhangi is a protected area and various species of birds are found in the atoll. Part of the land is planted with coconut palms. Apart from the birds, the fauna of the island primarily consists of coconut crabs.
Economy and infrastructure
Tahitian black pearls are collected and cultivated in the surrounding islands. The island has some houses with permanent structures, cisterns, and water supply from natural wells. Manuhangi has no permanent inhabitant.
- "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 6 October 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.
- Manuhangi at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010) Oceandots.com
- Manuhangi Atoll Privateislandsonline.com
- Manuhangi Atoll Pavilionsofsplendourinternational.com
- United Nations Environment Programme, IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (1986). Review of the Protected Areas System in Oceania. The World Conservation Union. p. 207. ISBN 2-88032-509-9.