NASA picture of Ahe Atoll
|Area||138 km2 (53 sq mi) (lagoon)|
12 km2 (5 sq mi) (above water)
|Length||23.5 km (14.6 mi)|
|Width||12.2 km (7.58 mi)|
|Highest elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Overseas collectivity||French Polynesia|
|Largest settlement||Tenukupara (pop. 100)|
|Pop. density||47/km2 (122/sq mi)|
Ahe Atoll's ring shape is broken by only a single small passage into the lagoon. Length 23.5 km, width 12.2 km. It has a land area of approximately 12 km2 and a lagoon area of 138 km2.
Ahe was later visited by the historic United States Exploring Expedition, 1838–1842. Charles Wilkes called the atoll "Peacock Island" after one of the ships of the expedition. This atoll has sometimes suffered damages caused by cyclones.
Ahe has a territorial (domestic) airport which was inaugurated in 1997.
Population of Ahe:
|Sources ISPF, Mairie de Ahe|
* : estimation
Ahe Atoll belongs to the commune of Manihi, which consists of the atolls of Manihi and Ahe.
Images and maps
- "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Young, J.L. (1899). "Names of the Paumotu Islands, with the old names so far as they are known". Journal of the Polynesian Society. 8 (4): 264–268. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- "Oceandots - Ahe, Tuamotu Archipelago". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
- Bernard Moitessier, Tamata and the Alliance (Sheridan Publishing, 1995)
- United States Exploring Expedition
- "[American Voyages, 1800 to 1842]". nzetc.org.
- Dupon, Jean-Francois (1984). "Where the exception confirms the rule: The cyclones of 1982–1983 in French Polynesia". Blackwell-synergy.com. 8 (1): 34–47. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7717.1984.tb00851.x. PMID 20958557.
- ISPF, Démographie Archived 2014-12-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Mairie de Ahe,
- Tahiti Tourisme Archived October 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (in French)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahe.|
- Ahe Atoll FP (EVS Islands)
- Shuttle Image ISS008-E-17141 (Astronaut Photography)
- Shuttle Image ISS007-E-16671 (Astronaut Photography)
- Ahe Atoll FP (Oceandots.com) at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- Tuamotu Atolls List (Pacific Image)
- TX5EG Amateur Radio DX Expedition to Ahe Atoll
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