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.
- Peter von Bleichert wrote a book on "Bleichert's Wire Ropeways" that contains information on the design, construction, and operation of the wire ropeway at Thio, New Caledonia, and has, on its cover, artwork depicting the ropeway: http://www.amazon.com/Bleicherts-Wire-Ropeways-ebook/dp/B00DJZ6QSI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1373230767&sr=8-6&keywords=bleichert%27s
- http://www.zapgillou.fr/mondalazac/articleweb/partie2.htm has a postage stamp, a short description and a Google Earth view.
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