Thio, New Caledonia

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Thio
An aerial view of the village of Thio
An aerial view of the village of Thio
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 21°37′S 166°13′E / 21.62°S 166.22°E / -21.62; 166.22Coordinates: 21°37′S 166°13′E / 21.62°S 166.22°E / -21.62; 166.22
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province South Province
Government
 • Mayor Thierry Song
Area1 997.6 km2 (385.2 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)2 2,643
 • Density 2.6/km2 (6.9/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 70.1%
Europeans 16.2%
Polynesians 11.4%
Other 2.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98829 / 98829
Elevation 0–1,618 m (0–5,308 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.

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

A novel Aerial tramway existed here at the start of the 20th century to facilitate loading ore ships offshore.

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