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Mangareva

Mangareva (134.967W 23.118S) is a high atoll with a good anchorage located at the southeastern edge of the Tuamotu Archipelago.  It played a role in some prewar contingency plans of the United States Navy, as a rendezvous for ships coming from the Atlantic fleet. Mangareva is also the cradle of Polynesian Catholicism and a major producer of pearls.  The main village of Rikitea includes St. Michael’s Cathedral.

Climate Information:

Temperatures: Jan 80, Apr 78, Jul 72, Oct 75

Rainfall: Jan 20/7.4, Apr 13/4.3, Jul 24/5.8, Oct 26/19.9 == 107.5" per annum


References

Miller (1991)

Pearce and Smith (1990)


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