Kouaoua opencast mine
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• 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)|
|• 1996 census||Kanaks 74.9%
|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.
The commune of Kouaoua was created on 25 April 1995 by detaching its territory from the commune of Canala.
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