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Coordinates: 21°43′S 165°50′E / 21.72°S 165.83°E / -21.72; 165.83

Commune of Canala

Location
Canala.PNG
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Administration
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
Mayor Gilbert Tyuienon
Statistics
Elevation 0–1,098 m (0–3,600 ft)
(avg. 20 m/66 ft)
Land area1 438.7 km2 (169.4 sq mi)
Population2 3,512  (2004 census)
 - Density 8 /km2 (21 /sq mi)
 - Ethnic distribution
  (1996 census)
Kanaks 96.1%
Europeans 2.6%
Polynesians 0.6%
Other 0.7%
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 98804/ 98813
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.

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

History

On 25 April 1995 about 47% of the territory of Canala was detached and became the commune of Kouaoua.

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