Pouembout

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Pouembout
Commune
Traditional architecture in Pouembout
Traditional architecture in Pouembout
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 21°07′40″S 164°53′18″E / 21.1279°S 164.8883°E / -21.1279; 164.8883Coordinates: 21°07′40″S 164°53′18″E / 21.1279°S 164.8883°E / -21.1279; 164.8883
CountryFrance
Sui generis collectivityNew Caledonia
ProvinceNorth Province
Government
 • MayorJean Naouna
Area1674.3 km2 (260.3 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)22,591
 • Density3.8/km2 (10.0/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 censusEuropeans 50.7%
Kanaks 44.1%
Polynesians 0.3%
Other 4.9%
INSEE/Postal code98825 /98825
Elevation0–1,134 m (0–3,720 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.

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