"La Poule" (the hen) cliff in Hienghène

Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 20°41′39″S 164°55′20″E / 20.6941°S 164.9222°E / -20.6941; 164.9222Coordinates: 20°41′39″S 164°55′20″E / 20.6941°S 164.9222°E / -20.6941; 164.9222
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
  Mayor Daniel Goa
Area1 1,068.8 km2 (412.7 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)2 2,483
  Density 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
  1996 census Kanaks 97.4%
Europeans 2.6%
Polynesians 0%
Other 0%
INSEE/Postal code 98807 / 98815
Elevation 0–1,628 m (0–5,341 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.

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

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