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Encyclopedia > Manuae (Society Islands)
Manuae
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Country France
French Polynesia
Archipelago Society Islands
Leeward Islands
Region South Pacific Ocean
Area 4 km²
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Highest elevation -
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The atoll of Manuae, sometimes also still called Scilly, is located approximately 37 mi. (60 km) to the northwest of Mopelia/Maupihaa at 16°31' S 154°42' W. It is the westernmost of the Society Islands' Leeward Islands, located 217 mi. (350 km) west of Bora Bora and 342 mi. (550 km) west of Papeete. This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... The Society Islands (French: ÃŽles de la Société or offically Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the south Pacific, administratively part of French Polynesia. ... The Leeward Islands (French: ÃŽles Sous-le-Vent; litteraly Islands Under-the-Wind) are part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... An atoll is a type of low, coral island found in tropical oceans and consisting of a coral-algal reef surrounding a central depression. ... The Society Islands (French: ÃŽles de la Société or offically Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the south Pacific, administratively part of French Polynesia. ... The Leeward Islands (French: ÃŽles Sous-le-Vent; litteraly Islands Under-the-Wind) are part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, Bora Bora Frigate Flor al, stationned in Bora-Bora lagoon Bora Bora is an atoll in French Polynesia, about 260 km northwest of the capital, Papeete. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ...


Manuae consists of a ring of islands approximately 6-7 mi. in diameter, separated by unnavigable passages, rising just a few feet above sea level. The motus are covered primarily with coconut palms and tropical scrub with sandy beaches, and comprise a total land area of about 1.5 sq. mi. (4 km²). For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) is a music-related computer software and hardware supplier. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L.. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L.), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ...


The atoll's lagoon, home to a number of rare species, has been a nature reserve since 1992. The beaches are popular with sea turtles, including the endangered Green Sea Turtle, which come annually to lie on Manuae's beaches beginning each November. The atoll is also home to large oyster beds, containing up to 3 or 4 million oysters. A nature reserve (natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. ... Genera Family Cheloniidae (Oppel, 1811) Caretta Lepidochelys Chelonia Eretmochelys Natator Family Dermochelyidae Family Protostegidae (extinct) Family Toxochelyidae (extinct) Family Thalassemyidae (extinct) Sea turtles (Chelonioidea) are turtles found in all the worlds oceans with the exception of the Arctic Ocean, and some species travel between oceans. ... Binomial name Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) This page redirects from Chelonia, which is the genus name of this turtle, but has also been used for the order Testudines of all turtles and tortoises. ... Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron, opened The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of molluscs which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water. ...


Manuae's first European visitor was British navigator Samuel Wallis, in 1767. A small village was established there at the time, the remains of which can still be found on the northern part of the main island. The atoll was the site of the 1855 shipwreck of the three-masted Julie Ann. Its crew and passengers, including twenty-four women and children, lived on the atoll for two months, during which time they were able to build a boat with which they were able to sail to Raiatea. There is no evidence that the islands were ever permanently inhabited prior to the shipwreck of the Julie Ann. Beginning in 1952, the islands were regularly visited by copra merchants. During the 1960s, these casual visitors began capturing large numbers of sea turtles until their activities were legally restricted in 1971. Today the atoll is visited regularly by fishermen from Raiatea. World map showing Europe Political map (neighboring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Samuel Wallis (c. ... A shipwreck is the remains of a ship after it has sunk or been beached as a result of a crisis at sea. ... Image:Sp03 raiatea small. ... Copra drying in the sun Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ... Genera Family Cheloniidae (Oppel, 1811) Caretta Lepidochelys Chelonia Eretmochelys Natator Family Dermochelyidae Family Protostegidae (extinct) Family Toxochelyidae (extinct) Family Thalassemyidae (extinct) Sea turtles (Chelonioidea) are turtles found in all the worlds oceans with the exception of the Arctic Ocean, and some species travel between oceans. ...


The islands, which have no regular ship or airline connections with other locations in French Polynesia, are owned by the "Compagnie Française de Tahiti", which cultivated 57,000 coconut palms there in the 1920s. The now-abandoned plantation once produced up to 70 tons of copra annually.


Other names given to Manuae include Fenua Ura and Putai (Tah.), Isla de Pájaros ("Island of Birds", in Span.), and Scilly (Eng.). Tahitian, a Tahitic language, is one of the two official languages of French Polynesia (along with French). ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Today, the atoll is included in the commune of Maupiti. Motto: Tahiti Nui Marearea Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital Papeete Largest city Papeete Official language(s) French, Tahitian Government Dependency  - President Oscar Temaru Overseas Dependency    - Bastille Day 14 July 1789  Area    - Total 4,167 km² (173rd)   (1,609 sq mi)   - Water (%) 12 Population    - July 2006 est. ... Maupiti is an island at the heart of the Leeward Islands in French Polynesia. ...


See also

  • Maupiti (commune)

External links

  • Manuae at partenaire-info.net (accessed Oct. 22, 2006)
  • Lesser known Society Islands at colonialvoyage.com
Polynesia Society Islands - French Polynesia Flag of French Polynesia
Windwards: Maiao | Mehetia | Moorea | Tahiti | Tetiaroa
Leewards: Bora Bora | Huahine | Manuae | Maupihaa | Maupiti | Motu One | Raiatea | Tahaa | Tupai
Archipelagoes: Australs | Bass | Gambiers | Marquesas | Societies | Tuamotus

 
 

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