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Maiao is an 9.5 km² island formation about 75 kilometers west of Moorea and one of the Winward Islands (French: Îles du Vent) in French Polynesia. The formation is made out of one high island (an island of volcanic origin) with a top elevation of 154 meters and a low island (or motu) that winds along the base of the high island. The formation encloses two hypersaline lagoons called Roto Iti and Roto Rahi. The island also has a lagoon at its edge. All lagoons are connected through narrow channels. A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... A square as a geometric shape is described and illustrated at square (geometry). ... The Sofitel Ia Ora resort on Moorea Cooks Bay Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society archipelago, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti. ... The Windward Islands (French Îles du Vent) are the eastern group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... High Island is the name of several places in the United States: Communities High Island, Texas Islands High Island (Michigan) High Island (New York) High Island (Connecticut) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ignimbrite is a deposit of a pyroclastic flow. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A low island is, in geology (and sometimes in archaeology), an island of coral origin. ... Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) is a music-related computer software and hardware supplier. ... This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ...


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Maiao ile du vent de l'archipel de la Société (121 words)
The small island of Maiao actually is part of the Commune of Moorea.
Maiao, mostly flat with a small mountainous center.
Maiao has always been known for its supply of pandanus, used for making thatched roofs in typical Tahitian homes known as “fares”.
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