An aerial view of the centre of Bourail
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• Mayor||Jean-Pierre Aïfa|
|Area1||797.6 km2 (308.0 sq mi)|
|Population (2004 census)2||4,779|
|• Density||6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)|
|• 1996 census||Europeans 55.6%
|INSEE/Postal code||98803 / 98870|
|Elevation||0–1,438 m (0–4,718 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
1 New Caledonia Land Register (DITTT) data, which exclude lakes and ponds larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Toponymy
- 3 History
- 4 Logo
- 5 Slogan
- 6 Population and Society
- 7 Policy and Administration
- 8 Sister cities
- 9 Economy
- 10 Sites and Monuments
- 11 Events
- 12 References
This is a rural town of Grande Terre (Bush). The municipality is located in both the mountains and along the sea beaches are tourist but remain wild, they are a place popular with surfers. The town lies at the confluence of several rivers, is the crossroads of many valleys Boghen, Bacouya, Nessadiou, Nera, Tene, La Pouéo ...
The territory of the municipality has various natural landscapes:
- Mining landscapes
- Landscapes of valleys and alluvial plains making Bourail the capital of the rural New Caledonia
- landscapes of mangroves
- a coastline made up of white sand beaches and beaches older
- seascapes including reefs and passes
With a density of 6 inhabitants / km ², Bourail offers an ideal balance between rural and urban, between tradition and modernity.
Bourail means "lizard's tail."
This comes from Bu Rhaï in the language ajie, Bu meaning "tail" and Rhaï "the lizard".
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- The two casings represent the Kanak population
- The crescent moon represents the Muslim population
- Blue Cross is the cemetery of New Zealand
- The Bird is the yellow-legged Thrush Moluccan imported control such invasions of locusts
- head of livestock and the Sheaf of Wheat represents the farming community
The slogan of Bourail used for tourism is "Bourail, Earth emotions."
Population and Society
4900 inhabitants (2006)
This is a young city with half of the population is under 30 years.
Most people Bourail will continue their studies in Nouméa. To avoid this decline in population, the town created more and more schools. There are about 2000 children attending schools up to high school, there is no university.
The inhabitants are called Bouraillais (es), their nickname is "yellow legs" (referring to the birds of the region: blackbirds Moluccas).
- College Louis-Léopold Djiet
- Private College Sacré-Coeur
- Private vocational school Père Guéneau (LPPG-mechanical) and François d'Assise (LPFA-sector)
- Saint-Joseph school(private elementary school)
- Lys d'eau school (maternal + CP-CE1)
- Louise-Michel school (primary school)
- Church of Bourail
- Museum of Bourail
- The Colisé (theater)
- Music school
- Football stadium
- Sports hall
- Tennis courts
Policy and Administration
- Pothé tribe
- Azareu tribe
- Bouirou tribe
- Ny tribe
- Boregahou tribe
- Gouaro tribe
- Oua-Oué tribe
- Roche Percée
- FSH (Bourail)
Resources are agriculture and livestock, mainly cattle but also pigs, deer, poultry and beekeeping. There are 300 200 hectares of maize and potatoes, we also practice subsistence farming. The town is often considered the "capital of the Bush" and especially "outback" (name given to the rural non Caldoches nouméens), particularly through the annual fair Bourail
The beaches are open to all activities of the sea and the lagoon. At the spawning season, they host several species of turtles very guarded. On the beach of Roche Percee, crates are arranged in nests by volunteers to protect the eggs until they hatch. On this coast, skiers and snowboarders will find their vague or, conversely, their body of water sheltered by the reef. Divers or hikers in the palm, can explore the wonders of underwater preserved and now World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
In Gouaro Deva, a huge project that combines economics, ecology and tourism aims to create, north of the Southern Province, a hub of integrated and sustainable development. It is planned for 2013.
Sites and Monuments
- Museum of Bourail
- Fellow of Bourail
- Turtle Bay
- Gouaro Deva
- Arab Cemetery
- New Zealand Cemetery of the Second World War
Agricultural fair of Bourail
The Trade Fair of Agricultural and Craft Bourail (FEAAB) takes place every year during the weekend for the week of Aug. 15, at Bourail in New Caledonia. This event is very famous for its rodeo. The fair takes place on the racecourse Téné, outside the village of Bourail.
The fireworks display takes place every year on or about July 14 at the stage of the village.
Torch Pacific Games 2011 NC
Following the organization of the Pacific Games in New Caledonia, the "flame of the Games' is spent in several municipalities of the island, including Bourail August 21, 2011. Jean-Pierre AIFA Mayor Bourail, was present and the committee chair Pascale Bastien-Thiry and torchbearers. The flame arrived on horseback and was positioned on the podium near the stadium where speeches and a balloon release have succeeded. Several events and booths were present at the Sports Hall during this special day.
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