NASA picture of Paraoa Atoll
14 km2 (5.4 sq mi) (lagoon)|
4 km2 (1.5 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||8.5 km (5.28 mi)|
|Width||5.5 km (3.42 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
Paraoa, Tohora, or Hariri is a small atoll of the central Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. It is located 76 km south of Hao Atoll's westernmost point. The closest land is Manuhangi Atoll, 52 km to the west.
Paraoa Atoll is oval in shape. It measures 8.5 kilometres (5.3 miles) in length with a maximum width of 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles). Its lagoon is not connected to the ocean by a pass, which makes this small atoll quite inaccessible. Paraoa Atoll is uninhabited.
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