Tuamotus

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Tuamotus
Native name: Tuamotu
Geografie
LocationPaceefic Ocean
AirchipelagaePolynesie
Tot islands78
Major islandsAnaa, Fakarava, Hao, an Makemo
Aurie850 km2 (330 sq mi)
Admeenistration
Fraunce
Owerseas collectivityFrench Polynesie
Demografics
Population15,862 (2002)
Pop. density18 /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