Voh

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Voh
Voh.jpg
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 20°57′33″S 164°41′17″E / 20.9593°S 164.688°E / -20.9593; 164.688Coordinates: 20°57′33″S 164°41′17″E / 20.9593°S 164.688°E / -20.9593; 164.688
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
Government
 • Mayor Guigui Dounehote
Area
 • Land1 804.9 km2 (310.8 sq mi)
Population (2004 census)
 • Population2 2,240
 • Population2 density 2.8/km2 (7.2/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 67.4%
Europeans 25.2%
Polynesians 2.3%
Other 5.1%
INSEE/Postal code 98831 / 98833
Elevation 0–1,122 m (0–3,681 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

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

It has become famous for the aerial photography known as The Heart of Voh, a large formation of vegetation that resembles a heart seen from above. Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand contributed to its popularity by using a photograph of the 'heart' as the cover to his books The Earth from the Air[1] and Earth from Above.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arthus-Bertrand, Yann (1999-10-25). The Earth from the Air. Thames & Hudson Ltd. ISBN 0-500-01955-X. 
  2. ^ Arthus-Bertrand, Yann (August 2002). Earth from Above. HNA Books. ISBN 0-8109-3495-7. 

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