The bridge of Gélima, in Canala
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• Mayor||Gilbert Tyuienon|
|Area1||438.7 km2 (169.4 sq mi)|
|Population (2004 census)2||3,512|
|• Density||8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|• 1996 census||Kanaks 96.1%
|INSEE/Postal code||98804 / 98813|
|Elevation||0–1,098 m (0–3,602 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.
On 25 April 1995 about 47% of the territory of Canala was detached and became the commune of Kouaoua.
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