Hawaii Islands

Hawaii is an American federal state. They joined the United States on August 21, 1959, as the last fiftieth member. They are the only American federal state that consists exclusively of islands. Hawaii is an archipelago in the central part of the Pacific, southwest of the continental United States, southeast…

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Guam

Guam is an island in the western Pacific and the territory of the United States. The island is the largest and southernmost of all the Mariana Islands. Guam's economy is largely dependent on tourism (mostly from Japan) and U.S. military bases. About 163,000 people live in Guam. Its area is…

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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a group of volcanic islands that are part of the Republic of Ecuador. The islands are known for a large number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the second HMS Beagle voyage. His observations and collections contributed to Darwin's theory of evolution…

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Raivavae Island

(post updated in 18. January 2023) Raivavae island is located in the southern part of French Polynesia. Its total land area, including offshore islets, is 17.9 km2. Raivavae is located about 730 km southeast of Tahiti. Around 900 people live on the island. It is volcanic in origin, and is…

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Nuku Hiva Island

Nuku Hiva Island is the largest island in the Marquesas Islands group, in the north of French Polynesia. It is located about 1370km northeast of Tahiti. Its area is 339 km2. The highest altitude is 1224m. The population is about 2700 people. The island is volcanic and has a landscape…

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Rapa Iti Island

Rapa Iti is the southernmost inhabited island in French Polynesia. To the south is only the Marotiri group of a couple of rocks. The area is 40.4 km2, the highest point is 650 m. About 500 people live on the island. The island is located 1180 km southeast of Tahiti.…

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Nukutavake Island, AkiAki Island and Vahitahi Atoll

Nukutavake Island is an island located 1125km east of Tahiti. The nearest country is the small Pinaki Atoll, located 14 km southeast. Its length / width is 5km by 1.5km. It is a former atoll, its lagoon has dried up, filled with sand and grown. There is a lot of…

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Pinaki Atoll

Pinaki Atoll is a small atoll 1115km east of Tahiti. Its length / width is 2km by 1.5km. On the whole atoll, only one island is completely wrapped in a ring, and has a passage on the west side, which connects the lagoon with the ocean, but the lagoon is…

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Nukutepipi Atoll

Nukutepipi Atoll is a very small atoll. It is roughly triangular in shape, about 2.7 km long. The area is 3.6 km2. Its ridge is quite wide, completely covered by a small lagoon that has a deep area in its center. On its reef there are two relatively large islands,…

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Niau Atoll

Niau Atoll is an atoll located northeast of Tahiti about 350km. Its area is 53km2. The Niau Lagoon is swampy, hypersaline and completely closed. Atoll in some places has a natural wall of 7m. The lagoon has an unusual green color. 226 people live on the atoll. Niau is one…

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