Makaroa

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Makaroa
Makaroa.jpg
View of Makaroa Island
Makaroa is located in French Polynesia
Makaroa
Makaroa
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates23°13′08″S 134°58′16″W / 23.21889°S 134.97111°W / -23.21889; -134.97111Coordinates: 23°13′08″S 134°58′16″W / 23.21889°S 134.97111°W / -23.21889; -134.97111
ArchipelagoTuamotus
Area0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi)
Length1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Highest elevation138 m (453 ft)
Highest point(unnamed)
Administration
France
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Administrative subdivisionTuamotus
CommuneGambier Islands
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited[1] (2012)

Makaroa is an island in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, 8.5 km south of Mangareva within the same lagoon. Makaroa is about 1.3 km (1 mi) in length and has a small rocky islet off its NW point.

Makaroa is uninhabited. It is a jagged and barren island with a maximum height of 138 m. 1.8 km (1 mi) to the SSE lies Kamaka Island.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ David Stanley, Tahiti-Polynesia handbook

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