Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Coordinates: 20°40′S 164°24′E / 20.67°S 164.4°ECoordinates: 20°40′S 164°24′E / 20.67°S 164.4°E|
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|• Mayor||Alain Levant|
|Area1||718.2 km2 (277.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2014 census)2||2,033|
|• Density||2.8/km2 (7.3/sq mi)|
|• 1996 census||
|INSEE/Postal code||98810 / 98817|
0–1,090 m (0–3,576 ft) |
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.
The city was founded on its present site in 1899, with a committee appointed by the municipal government. The city council was first elected in 1961.
The highest point is Ouazangou-Taom (1092 m).
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