Poya, New Caledonia

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The town hall in Poya
The town hall in Poya
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 21°20′55″S 165°09′04″E / 21.3487°S 165.151°E / -21.3487; 165.151Coordinates: 21°20′55″S 165°09′04″E / 21.3487°S 165.151°E / -21.3487; 165.151
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
and South Province
 • Mayor Guyèdre Wamedjo
Area1 845.8 km2 (326.6 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)2 2,806
 • Density 3.3/km2 (8.6/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 59.0%
Europeans 27.3%
Polynesians 9.4%
Other 4.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98827 /98827
Elevation 0–1,508 m (0–4,948 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.

Poya is a commune in New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The largest part of the commune (including the main settlement of Poya itself) lies in the North Province of New Caledonia, and a smaller part of the commune lies in the South Province, an odd situation resulting from the creation of New Caledonia's provinces in 1989. At the 2004 census, 2,478 of the 2,600 inhabitants of Poya lived on the North Province's side of the commune, while only 122 inhabitants lived on the South Province's side.

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