Toau

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Toau
Toau2.jpg
NASA picture of Toau Atoll
Toau is located in French Polynesia
Toau
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 15°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
Archipelago Tuamotus
Area 561 km2 (217 sq mi)  (lagoon)
12 km2 (5 sq mi) (above water)
Length 35 km (21.7 mi)
Width 18 km (11.2 mi)
Administration
France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Administrative subdivision Tuamotus
Commune Fakarava
Demographics
Population 18[1] (as of 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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