Ahe


Ahe

Ahe, Ahemaru or Omaru, is an almost entirely-enclosed coral atoll, located in the northern Tuamotu Archipelago, just 14 km to the west of Manihi, in French Polynesia.

Ahe Atoll's ring shape is broken by only a single small passage into the lagoon.Length 23.5 km, width 12.2 km. Latitude 14° 30'; Longitude S 146° 20' W.

Ahe Atoll has 441 inhabitants. The only village in Ahe is Tenukupara with approximately 100 inhabitants. It is located on an island in the south side of the Atoll.

Geographically Ahe Atoll is part of the King George Islands (Iles du Roi Georges) subgroup, which includes Ahe, Manihi, Takapoto, Takaroa and Tikei. There are several pearl farms in Ahe's lagoon.

Historical data

The first recorded Europeans to arrive to Ahe Atoll were Dutch mariners Willem Schouten and Jacob Le Maire in 1616.

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.

Ahe has a territorial (domestic) airport which was inaugurated in 1997.

Administration

Ahe Atoll belongs to the commune of Manihi, which consists of the atolls of Manihi and Ahe.

References

* [http://www.oceandots.com/pacific/tuamotu/ahe.htm Tuamotu Archipelago]
* [http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1467-7717.1984.tb00851.x Damage by the sea at Ahe in a cyclone]
* [http://www.tahiti-tourisme.fr/articles.php?id=386 Tahiti Tourisme (in French)]
* [http://www.jps.auckland.ac.nz/document/Volume_8_1899/Volume_8,_No._4,_December_1899/Names_of_the_Paumotu_Islands,_by_J.L._Young,_p_264-268?action=null Alternative names]
* [http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/exploration/wilkes/agate_exhibit2.htm United States Exploring Expedition] , [http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-BucExpl-t1-body-d21.html - Charles Wilkes]

ee also

*Ahe Airport

External links

* [http://www.pacific-image.pf/pages/boutic/dboutic_cdrom_sp132.html Atoll list (in French)]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?sll=-15.326572,-146.80481&sspn=2.23554,5.537109&ie=UTF8&z=11&ll=-14.49186,-146.304932&spn=0.280545,0.692139&t=k Ahe Atoll on Google Maps]


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