NASA picture of Takapoto Atoll
|Area||85 km2 (33 sq mi) (lagoon)|
15 km2 (6 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Width||6.7 km (4.16 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
The nearest land is Takaroa Atoll, located 10 kilometres (6 miles) to the northeast.
Takapoto's lagoon has a high salinity and a strong phytoplankton biomass.
Takapoto Atoll has 380 inhabitants. Fakatopatere, the main village on Takapoto, is located at the southern end of the atoll.
Takapoto Atoll was visited by the Charles Wilkes expedition in September 1839.
Takapoto Airport was inaugurated in 1973.
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