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Tatakoto (Tuamotu and Gambier Islands, French Polynesia)

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Flag of Tatakoto - Image by Jens Pattke, 11 June 2020

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Presentation of Tatakoto

The municipality of Tatakoto (259 inhabitants in 2017, 790 ha) is an atoll located 1,100 kilometers from Tahiti and 200 kilometers from the nearest inhabited atolls of Vahitahi and Puka Puka; Tatakoto is therefore one of the most remote atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago as well as all of French Polynesia.
Two Spanish explorers - Domingo de Boenechea and Andiay Varela - sighted Tatakoto independently of each other on the same day in 1774, becoming the atoll's first European discoverers. From 1900 to 1927 Frenchman Albert Javelot served as the atoll's chief, planting the atoll with coconut trees that still cover the atoll today.
[Presidency of French Polynesia]

Ivan Sache, 13 May 2016

Flag of Tatakoto

The flag of Tatakoto (photo) is horizontally divided green-white-green (1:2:1) with the municipal emblem in the center. .

Jens Pattke & Ivan Sache, 11 June 2020

Sports flag of Tatakoto


Sports flag of Tatakoto - Image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 13 May 2016

The sports flag of Tatakoto (photo, Tahitian Football Federation) is vertically divided red-white with the name of the island written in black capital letters.

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán & Ivan Sache, 13 May 2016