Thio, New Caledonia
An aerial view of the village of Thio
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• 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)|
|• 1996 census||Kanaks 70.1%
|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.
A novel Aerial tramway existed here at the start of the 20th century to facilitate loading ore ships offshore.
- http://www.cable-car.de/bleichert.htm “1903 Sea-lift at Thio / New Caledonia” (1903 is order date)
- https://archive.org/details/selectedbibliogr00amerrich 1916. pg 15 “about one thousand yards long”. Refers to Scientific American Supplement November 27, 1909 and Engineering & Mining Journal February 20, 1909 5 pages, illustrated.
- http://www.zapgillou.fr/mondalazac/articleweb/partie2.htm has a postage stamp, a short description and a Google Earth view.
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