Koumac

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Koumac
View of the baie des Sables taken from Pandop with Tiebaghi massif in the background
View of the baie des Sables taken from Pandop with Tiebaghi massif in the background
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of Koumac
Coordinates: 20°33′44″S 164°15′43″E / 20.5621°S 164.2619°E / -20.5621; 164.2619Coordinates: 20°33′44″S 164°15′43″E / 20.5621°S 164.2619°E / -20.5621; 164.2619
CountryFrance
Sui generis collectivityNew Caledonia
ProvinceNorth Province
Government
 • MayorRobert Frouin
Area
1
550.0 km2 (212.4 sq mi)
Population
(2014 census)2
4,252
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 censusEuropeans 59.3%
Kanaks 34.8%
Polynesians 1.3%
Other 4.6%
INSEE/Postal code
98812 /98850
Elevation0–823 m (0–2,700 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.

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

History[edit]

On 5 January 1977 about 46% of the territory of Koumac was detached and became the commune of Poum.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Koumac
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
26
(79)
24
(76)
23
(74)
24
(75)
24
(76)
26
(79)
27
(81)
28
(83)
27
(80)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(74)
24
(75)
23
(74)
22
(71)
20
(68)
19
(66)
17
(63)
17
(63)
18
(64)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(72)
21
(69)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 170
(6.5)
170
(6.5)
130
(5)
66
(2.6)
74
(2.9)
64
(2.5)
53
(2.1)
43
(1.7)
43
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
71
(2.8)
100
(4)
1,010
(39.8)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Famous people[edit]

Athlete Arnjolt Beer was born here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Koumac, New Caledonia". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Arnjolt Beer". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 24 January 2011.