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Coordinates: 21°37′S 166°13′E / 21.62°S 166.22°E / -21.62; 166.22

Commune of Thio

Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province South Province
Mayor Thierry Song
Elevation 0–1,618 m (0–5,300 ft)
(avg. 10 m/33 ft)
Land area1 997.6 km2 (385.2 sq mi)
Population2 2,743  (2004 census)
 - Density 3 /km2 (7.8 /sq mi)
 - Ethnic distribution
  (1996 census)
Kanaks 70.1%
Europeans 16.2%
Polynesians 11.4%
Other 2.3%
INSEE/Postal code 98829/ 98829
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.

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


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