Kouaoua

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Kouaoua
Kouaoua opencast mine
Kouaoua opencast mine
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 21°23′53″S 165°49′05″E / 21.398°S 165.818°E / -21.398; 165.818Coordinates: 21°23′53″S 165°49′05″E / 21.398°S 165.818°E / -21.398; 165.818
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
Government
 • Mayor Karaïmia Pwëpwë Mereatu
Area1 383.0 km2 (147.9 sq mi)
Population (2004 census)2 1,586
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 74.9%
Europeans 13.1%
Polynesians 9.6%
Other 2.4%
INSEE/Postal code 98833 / 98818
Elevation 0–1,058 m (0–3,471 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Kouaoua is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Nickel mining is operated in Kouaoua.

History[edit]

The commune of Kouaoua was created on 25 April 1995 by detaching its territory from the commune of Canala.