Tūpai

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Atoll research bulletin (1983) (20319213056 brightened).jpg
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
ArchipelagoSociety Islands
Area11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Administration
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Demographics
Population0 (permanent)

Tūpai, also called Motu Iti, is a low-lying atoll in Society Islands, French Polynesia. It lies 19 km to the north of Bora Bora and belongs to the western Leeward Islands (French: Îles Sous-le-vent). This small atoll is only 11 km² in area. Its broad coral reef encloses a shallow sandy lagoon. There are almost continuous long wooded motus on Tūpai's reef. Tupai has no permanent residents apart from some workers in the coconut plantations. There is a private airfield on Tūpai. It was inaugurated in 2001 and its use is restricted.

Administration[edit]

The atoll of Tūpai belongs administratively to the commune of Bora Bora.

In 1926 the island was considered for settling a small community of Slovak colonists but was later dropped in favor of the Marquesas Islands[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 16°17′S 151°50′W / 16.283°S 151.833°W / -16.283; -151.833