NASA picture of Temoe Atoll
|Area||12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) (lagoon)
2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||6.8 km (4.23 mi)|
|Width||4.2 km (2.61 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
Temoe, or Te Moe, is a small atoll of the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia. It is located in the far southeast of the Tuamotu group archipelago. It lies about 37 km southeast from the Gambier Islands and more than 1,700 kilometres (1,100 miles) southeast from Mataiva, at the other end of the Tuamotu archipelago.
Temoe Atoll is trapezoidal in shape and bound by a continuous reef with many small shallow spillways. It is 6.8 kilometres (4.2 miles) and has a maximum width of 4.2 kilometres (2.6 miles). The lagoon has a maximum depth of 23 metres (75 feet). Its islands are low and flat and the lagoon has no navigable pass to enter it.
In 1838 Christian missionaries moved all the inhabitants of Temoe to Mangareva to help in construction work.
There is an account of fact mixed with fantasy about "Crescent Island". The author is Mr. William (Bill) Turner from Cypress, Texas. Turner has even minted Crescent Island currency, known as "Poa".
- "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- Status of Coral Reefs in French Polynesia
- Oceandots - Temoe at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- Classification Bernard Salvat (85) : English translation
- The Geographical Journal, Vol. 65, No. 6, Jun., 1925 - The Riddle of the Pacific
- - The Geographical Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1, Jul., 1917 - Notes on Easter Island
- Mangareva, Tahiti - Death of a People
- Links to Micro-national and Fantasy coins: Listings C3
- Crescent Island
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