Thio, New Caledonia

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Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 21°37′S 166°13′E / 21.62°S 166.22°E / -21.62; 166.22Coordinates: 21°37′S 166°13′E / 21.62°S 166.22°E / -21.62; 166.22
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province South Province
 • Mayor Thierry Song
 • Land1 997.6 km2 (385.2 sq mi)
Population (2004 census)
 • Population2 2,743
 • Population2 density 2.7/km2 (7.1/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 70.1%
Europeans 16.2%
Polynesians 11.4%
Other 2.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98829 / 98829
Elevation 0–1,618 m (0–5,308 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.

Thio is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.

A novel Aerial tramway existed here at the start of the 20th century to facilitate loading ore ships offshore.