Located within the North West Group of atolls, 17 km east from Arutua and 25 km northwest from Toau, Apataki is one of the Tuamotu's larger atolls. The atoll is roughly square-shaped with a perimeter of 106 km in length. The entire formation covers an area of over 745 km², measuring 31 km from north to south and 25 km across. It islets have a comnbined land area in the region of 20 km².

image: earth sciences and image analysis laboratory, nasa johnson space center

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