Dumbéa

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Dumbéa
Commune
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 22°09′S 166°27′E / 22.15°S 166.45°E / -22.15; 166.45Coordinates: 22°09′S 166°27′E / 22.15°S 166.45°E / -22.15; 166.45
CountryFrance
Sui generis collectivityNew Caledonia
ProvinceSouth Province
Government
 • MayorGeorges Naturel
Area1254.6 km2 (98.3 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)231,812
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 censusEuropeans 40.5%
Polynesians 26.5%
Kanaks 19.4%
Other 13.6%
INSEE/Postal code98805 /98835
Elevation0–1,250 m (0–4,101 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Dumbéa (French pronunciation: ​[dœ̃bea], Ndrumbea[ɳɖùmbea]) is a commune in the suburbs of Nouméa in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.

From 1904 to 1940 the town was linked to Nouméa by the Nouméa-Païta railway.

Twin towns[edit]

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