Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• Mayor||Alain Levant|
|• Land1||718.2 km2 (277.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|• Population2 density||2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)|
|• 1996 census||Kanaks 76.5%
|INSEE/Postal code||98810 / 98817|
|Elevation||0–1,090 m (0–3,576 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.
The city was founded on its present site in 1899, with a committee appointed by the municipal government. The city council was first elected in 1961.
The highest point is Ouazangou-Taom (1092 m).
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