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Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 21°04′38″S 165°23′46″E / 21.0772°S 165.396°E / -21.0772; 165.396Coordinates: 21°04′38″S 165°23′46″E / 21.0772°S 165.396°E / -21.0772; 165.396
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
 • Mayor André Gopéa
Area1 707.3 km2 (273.1 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)2 2,370
 • Density 3.4/km2 (8.7/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 93.5%
Europeans 4.6%
Polynesians 0.6%
Other 1.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98823 /98823
Elevation 0–1,330 m (0–4,364 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.

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