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Coordinates: 21°17′S 165°37′E / 21.28°S 165.62°E / -21.28; 165.62

Commune of Houaïlou

Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
Mayor Lionel Weiri
Elevation 0–1,444 m (0–4,700 ft)
(avg. 5 m/16 ft)
Land area1 940.6 km2 (363.2 sq mi)
Population2 4,537  (2004 census)
 - Density 5 /km2 (13 /sq mi)
 - Ethnic distribution
  (1996 census)
Kanaks 89.8%
Europeans 6.5%
Polynesians 1.2%
Other 2.5%
INSEE/Postal code 98808/ 98816
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.

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


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