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Coordinates: 21°34′S 165°29′E / 21.57°S 165.48°E / -21.57; 165.48

Commune of Bourail

Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province South Province
Mayor Jean-Pierre Aïfa
Elevation 0–1,438 m (0–4,700 ft)
(avg. 10 m/33 ft)
Land area1 797.6 km2 (308.0 sq mi)
Population2 4,779  (2004 census)
 - Density 6 /km2 (16 /sq mi)
 - Ethnic distribution
  (1996 census)
Europeans 55.6%
Kanaks 34.8%
Polynesians 3.3%
Other 6.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98803/ 98870
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 sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. 4900 inhabitants (2006). A museum. Sights: the Arabian cemetery and the New Zealand military cemetery of an epoch of the Second world war; beaches on which turtles live. In Bourail veins in the reference also has died the Polish patriot Antoni Berezowski , who in 1867 in Paris has made unsuccessful attempt at Russian emperor Аlexander II

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Bourail is a small town in New Caledonia.

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