Tuamotus

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Tuamotus
Native name: Tuamotu
Geografie
Location Paceefic Ocean
Airchipelagae Polynesie
Tot islands 78
Major islands Anaa, Fakarava, Hao, an Makemo
Aurie 850 km2 (330 sq mi)
Admeenistration
Fraunce
Owerseas collectivity French Polynesie
Demografics
Population 15,862 (2002)
Pop. density 18 /km2 (47 /sq mi)

The Tuamotus or the Tuamotu Airchipelago (French: Îles Tuamotu, offeecially Archipel des Tuamotu) are a French Polynesie cheen o awmaist 80 islands an atolls, stretchin frae the northwast tae the sootheast ower an aurie o the soothren Paceefic Ocean roughly the size o Wastren Europe, wi a laund aurie o 850 square kilometres (328 square miles) an 16,000 indwallers, formin the lairgest cheen o atolls in the warld.

Coordinates: 18°02′27″S 141°24′34″W / 18.04083°S 141.40944°W / -18.04083; -141.40944