Kaala-Gomen

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Kaala-Gomen
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 20°40′S 164°24′E / 20.67°S 164.4°E / -20.67; 164.4Coordinates: 20°40′S 164°24′E / 20.67°S 164.4°E / -20.67; 164.4
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
Government
 • Mayor Alain Levant
Area
 • Land1 718.2 km2 (277.3 sq mi)
Population (2004 census)
 • Population2 1,881
 • Population2 density 2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 76.5%
Europeans 19.5%
Polynesians 1.6%
Other 2.4%
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.

Kaala-Gomen is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.

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.

It is located on the territory of the former mining village of Tiebaghi, which was the largest chromium mine in the world from 1902 to 1964.

The highest point is Ouazangou-Taom (1092 m).