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The Other Islands Travel Guide


Mangareva, with a population around 1,000, is the farthest island from Tahiti (1,033 mi away) and virtually the only inhabited one. It's certainly the only one with tourist accommodations. Pearl farming is the primary industry and there's a farm in the lagoon.

About 5 mi long and less than 3 mi wide, the island's steep-sided and strikingly terraced with two main peaks, Mt. Duff

(1,444 feet [440 meters]) and Mt. Mokoto 129 feet (423 meters). It shares a lagoon with five small islands, the largest of which are Aukena, Akamaru, and Taravai. A string of motu and a coral reef—measuring some 64 km (40 mi) in circumference—surrounds the lagoon.

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