Rimatara


Rimatara

Infobox Island of French Polynesia
name = Rimatara


country = France
French Polynesia
archipelago = Austral Islands
region = Oceania
area = 8.6
coastline =
peakname = Mount Uahu
peakheight = 83
population = 815
date_population = (2002)
density = 91

Rimatara is the westernmost of the Austral Islands in French Polynesia. It has a total surface area of 8.6 km² (3.3 square miles) and a population of 815 inhabitants (as of 2002 census). It is located 550 km (341 miles) south of Tahiti and 150 km (93 miles) west of Rurutu. The "commune" of Rimatara includes the small and uninhabited Maria Islands.

Rimatara is a circular volcanic plateau surrounded by a reef with a height of 8 to 10 meters (26 to 32 feet). The highest point, at the peak of Mount Uhau, is 83 meters (272 feet). The main villages are Amaru (the capital), Anapoto and Mutuaura.

Rimatara was one of the last Polynesia islands to welcome European visitors. Captain Samuel Pinder Henry discovered the island in 1811. Two missionaries arrived in 1821 and established a Protestant mission. France established a protectorate in 1889 and annexed Rimatara in 1900.

Administration

Infobox Commune de France
nomcommune = Rimatara


région = Collectivités d'outre-mer
département = Polynésie française
arrondissement =
canton =
insee = 98743
cp = 98752
maire = Georges Hatitio
mandat =
intercomm =
longitude = -152.82
latitude = -22.65
alt moy =
alt mini = 0
alt maxi = 83 m
hectares = 913
km² = 9.13
sans = 815
date-sans = 2002
dens = 91

The commune of Rimatara consists of the island of Rimatara, and the Maria Islets ("Îlots Maria"). Associated communes are Amaru , Mutuaura and Anapoto.

References

*cite web |title=Presidency of French Polynesia - Rimatara |url=http://www.presidence.pf/index.php?917 |archiveurl=http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:rMQoQpuFu90J:www.presidence.pf/index.php%3F917 |archivedate=2007-07-17 |accessdate=2007-10-04

External links

*en icon http://www.thetahititraveler.com/islandguide/rimataraintro.asp
*fr icon http://www.iero.org/sites/fenua/australes/rimatara/index.html


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