Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• Mayor||Guigui Dounehote|
|• Land1||804.9 km2 (310.8 sq mi)|
|Population (2004 census)|
|• Population2 density||2.8/km2 (7.2/sq mi)|
|• 1996 census||Kanaks 67.4%
|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.
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 and Earth from Above.
- yannarthusbertrand.com - main page featuring Arthus-Bertrand's photograph of The Heart of Voh.
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