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Coordinates: 21°05′S 165°24′E / 21.08°S 165.4°E / -21.08; 165.4

Commune of Ponérihouen

Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
Mayor André Gopéa
Elevation 0–1,330 m (0–4,400 ft)
(avg. 10 m/33 ft)
Land area1 707.3 km2 (273.1 sq mi)
Population2 2,726  (2004 census)
 - Density 4 /km2 (10 /sq mi)
 - Ethnic distribution
  (1996 census)
Kanaks 93.5%
Europeans 4.6%
Polynesians 0.6%
Other 1.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98823/ 98823
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.

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


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