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Encyclopedia > Motu One (Society Islands)

The name Motu One, meaning "Sand Island" is a generic term for a low-lying, sandy islet which cannot sustain permanent habitation. A group of islets bearing this name, Motu One, is in the Leeward group of the Society Islands; it is also known as Bellinghausen or Bellingshausen, being thus named by the expolrer Otto von Kotzebue after Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. It should not be confused with Bellingshausen Island in the southwest Atlantic. Another coral atoll called Motu One is the only atoll in the Marquesas Islands. The Leeward Islands (French: Îles sous le Vent) are part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... 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. ... Otto von Kotzebue ( December 30, 1787 - February 15, 1846), was a Russian navigator. ... Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen (Russian: ; Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) (September 20, 1778–January 13, 1852) served as a naval officer of the Russian Empire and commanded the second Russian expedition to circumnavigate the globe. ... Bellingshausen Island (59º25´S 027º03´W) is one of the most southerly of the South Sandwich Islands, close to Thule Island and Russian Antarctic explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778-1852) who discovered the island. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Atoll in the western Pacific Ocean Photo: www. ... Map of the far northwestern Marquesas Islands (modified from a screenshot of a map from MSMaps) Motu One (Marquesan for Sand Island, in French the islands are called ÃŽlots du Sable) is the name of two small sandy islands on the western edge of a coral reef. ... National motto: Mau‘u‘u ha‘e iti Official languages French, Tahitian Political status Dependent territory, administrative division of French Polynesia Capital Tai o Hae Largest City Tai o Hae Area 1,274 km² ( 492 sq. ...

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The Marquesas Islands are an isolated group of thirteen volcanic islands and rocks situated on the eastern edge of Polynesia between 7 and 12 degrees south of the equator, and 138 and 142 degrees west latitude.
Along with the Society Islands the Australs, the Tuamotus, the Gambiers and Mangareva, the Marquesas are a part of the French Polynesia, a French overseas territory.
The oldest islands in the archipelago are the islands of Eiao.
LESS KNOW SOCIETY ISLANDS, French Polynesia: Maiao, Tupai, Tetiaroa, Mehetia, Maupihaa, Manuae, Motu One. POLYNÉSIE ... (353 words)
Mehetia is an uninhabited small vulcanic island lying about 95 km SE of the Taiarapu peninsula on Tahiti.
This atoll is located in the western Leeward islands, 160 km west of Maupiti.
This atoll is located in the western Leeward islands, west of Maupiti, is the westernmost island of the Society islands, 550 kilometers west of Tahiti.
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