Toau

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Toau
Toau2.jpg
NASA picture of Toau Atoll
Toau is located in French Polynesia
Toau
Toau
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates15°49′S 146°0′W / 15.817°S 146.000°W / -15.817; -146.000Coordinates: 15°49′S 146°0′W / 15.817°S 146.000°W / -15.817; -146.000
ArchipelagoTuamotus
Area561 km2 (217 sq mi)  (lagoon)
12 km2 (5 sq mi) (above water)
Length35 km (21.7 mi)
Width18 km (11.2 mi)
Administration
France
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Administrative subdivisionTuamotus
CommuneFakarava
Demographics
Population18[1] (2012)
ToauISS006-E-38469.PNG

Toau, Pakuria, or Taha-a-titi is a coral atoll in French Polynesia, one of the Palliser Islands (Îles Pallisier). Toau has a wide lagoon; length 35 kilometres (22 miles), width 18 kilometres (11 miles). The nearest land is Fakarava Atoll, located 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) to the southeast.

Toau Atoll had a population of 18 in 2012. The main village is called Maragai.

Historical facts[edit]

Captain James Cook was the first recorded European to sight the atoll, in April 1774. In some maps Toau appears as "Elizabeth".

Administration[edit]

Toau Atoll belongs to the commune of Fakarava, which consists of Fakarava, as well as the atolls of Aratika, Kauehi, Niau, Raraka, Taiaro and Toau.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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