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Hatutu (Hatuta‘a)
Image of northwestern Marquesas Islands. Hatutu is the center island. Image courtesy of Johnson Space Center.
Location South Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Marquesas Islands
Area 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation 428 m (1,404 ft)
Overseas country French Polynesia
Population 0 (as of 2002)
Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Hatutu (also called Hatuta‘a) is a small island approximately 3 km (2 mi.) northeast of Eiao in the northern Marquesas Islands.

Hatutu is administratively part of the commune (municipality) of Nuku-Hiva, itself in the administrative subdivision of the Marquesas Islands.

It consists of a high central ridge, which runs the full 6.5 km (4 mi.) length of the island. The ridge rises to heights up to 428 m (1,404 ft.) above sea level.

In 1992, Hatutu was declared a nature reserve: the Hatutu Nature Reserve. The island is an important nesting ground for the blue footed booby, and home to the endemic Hatutu Marquesan warbler.

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