NASA picture of Tepoto Atoll
|Area||2.5 km2 (0.97 sq mi) (lagoon)
0.6 km2 (above water)
|Length||3.8 km (2.36 mi)|
|Width||3.8 km (2.36 mi)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|Population||Uninhabited (as of 2012)|
Tepoto Atoll is almost round in shape. It measures 3.8 km in diameter. Its lovely turquoise-blue lagoon is connected to the ocean by a narrow channel in the north-east.
Tepoto Atoll is permanently uninhabited.
According to articles in Ireland's Own and the Times Educational Supplement Website, the atoll is identified by Tony Crowley as being the site of buried treasure stolen during the 19th century by four adventurers from a church in Pisco, Peru. Over the years, people have searched for the treasure without success, though an Australian visitor to the atoll discovered a cache of medallions, the contents of which indicated they came from South America.
- "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
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