Tematagi

Tematangi
Tematagi or Tematangi is an atoll in the southeastern area of the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.wikipedia
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Fangataufa

Cockburn Island (Polynesia)Fangataufa AtollFangataufu
Administratively Tematagi belongs to the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematagi and Vanavana.
It is located 37 km south of Moruroa atoll, 197 km east of Tematangi, 240 km southwest of the Gambier Islands and 1,190 km southeast of Tahiti.

Qibla

Qiblahdirection of prayerdirection
This means that the correct direction of Muslim prayer (qibla) varies widely between Tematagi and its neighboring islands.
The antipode of the Kaaba is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in remote southern French Polynesia, some 35 mi northeast of Tematangi atoll and 85 mi west-northwest of Moruroa atoll.

Moruroa

MururoaMururoa AtollMoruroa Atoll
Administratively Tematagi belongs to the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematagi and Vanavana. Tematagi's nearest neighbour is Mururoa, which is located 161 km to the ESE.
Administratively Moruroa Atoll is part of the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Tematangi and Vanavana.

Tureia

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Administratively Tematagi belongs to the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematagi and Vanavana.
Administratively Tureia Atoll is part of the commune of Tureia, which also includes the atolls of Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematangi and Vanavana.

Vanavana

Administratively Tematagi belongs to the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematagi and Vanavana.
Administratively Vanavana Atoll belongs to the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematangi and Vanavana.

Tuamotus

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Tematagi or Tematangi is an atoll in the southeastern area of the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.

Atoll

coral atollatollsDarwin Point
Tematagi or Tematangi is an atoll in the southeastern area of the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.

French Polynesia

Tahitiadministrative subdivisionFrench Oceania
Tematagi or Tematangi is an atoll in the southeastern area of the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.

Reef

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As its reef completely encloses the deep lagoon, which is 61 km2, there is no navigable pass to enter the lagoon.

Lagoon

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As its reef completely encloses the deep lagoon, which is 61 km2, there is no navigable pass to enter the lagoon.

Islet

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There are many relatively large islands on Tematagi's reef, as well as a few small motu.

William Bligh

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The first recorded European to visit this atoll was Captain William Bligh on the ship Providence on April 5, 1792.

Frederick William Beechey

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When Frederick Beechey visited Tematagi in 1826 he found inhabitants there.

Copra

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Teams of workers from neighboring atolls spent three or four months a year at Tematagi harvesting copra.

Antipodes

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Tematagi is the closest land area to the antipode of Mecca.

Mecca

MakkahMecca, Saudi ArabiaMakka
Tematagi is the closest land area to the antipode of Mecca.

NASA

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Overseas collectivity

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Communes of France

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Administratively Tematagi belongs to the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Moruroa, Tematagi and Vanavana.