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The Tuamotu Archipelago, Tuamotu, also known as Paumotu, archipelago of Polynesia, South Pacific South. This archipelago includes 75 atols, an elevated Makatea (coral atoll) and countless twin-chained sea corals spread over more than 900 northeast and south-east mileage. It' the biggest group of Korallenatollen of the time.
Except Makatea the island is shallow with little freshwater. Rangiroa is the group's biggest tunnel, consisting of a group of 20 isles that surround a wide Laguna. The fakarava and hoa atolle are also important.
The Pukapuka was spotted by Ferdinand Magellan when he traversed the Pacific in 1521, making him the first South Pacific islet to be spotted by Europeans. In 1929 and 1969 ferrous cannons found on Amanu indicate that the San Lesmes cavalry was wrecked on the Alm. After the visit of the Portugese artist Petro Fernández de Quirós (1606) and others, the archipelago came under France's patronage in 1844 and was annihilated as a Tahite addiction in 1880.
Together with the Gambier Islands, they now constitute an administration unit of Franco Polynesia based in Papeete, Tahiti. Located near the lagoon where mussels, pelagic and coconut trees help the local people, the island's towns and cities; the production of so-called "black pearls" (from the black-lipped porcupine species, Pinctada margaritifera) is an important Tuamotus industrial sector.
Between 1966 and 1996, the unoccupied atols of Mururoa and Fangataufa were used by France for about 180 apolls.
Tuamotus are snapshots of dreams from the South Seas: the 77 octopus - small circles of corals surrounding teal coloured lakes - that make up this breathtaking archipelago are hurled over a huge part of the Amazon. The atoll is equally hard and paradisiacal: hardly anything is growing, so there are few fruits and veggies, and the only drinkable mineral spring is obtained from the piss.