NASA picture of Nengonengo Atoll
|Area||67 km2 (26 sq mi) (lagoon)
9 km2 (3.5 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||13 km (8.1 mi)|
|Width||8 km (5 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
Nengonengo Atoll is roughly bell-shaped. It measures 13 km in length with a maximum width of 8 km. It has a wide lagoon with a surface 67 km², but there is no pass to enter it.
Nengonengo has a very small population. It is actually occupied exclusively by the pearl farms belonging to Mr. R. WAN.
The first recorded European who arrived to Nengonengo was Englishman Samuel Wallis in 1767. He named it "Prince William Henry".
The small private airport on Nengonengo was inaugurated in 1993. It is owned by the Wan pearl company.
- "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
- Atoll list (in French)
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