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Kouaoua is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Nickel mining is operated in Kouaoua.

Kouaoua
Kouaoua opencast mine
Kouaoua opencast mine
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of Kouaoua
Coordinates: 21°23′53″S 165°49′05″E / 21.398°S 165.818°E / -21.398; 165.818Coordinates: 21°23′53″S 165°49′05″E / 21.398°S 165.818°E / -21.398; 165.818
CountryFrance
Sui generis collectivityNew Caledonia
ProvinceNorth Province
Government
 • MayorKaraïmia Pwëpwë Mereatu
Area
1
383.0 km2 (147.9 sq mi)
Population
(2014 census)2
1,452
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 censusKanaks 74.9%
Europeans 13.1%
Polynesians 9.6%
Other 2.4%
INSEE/Postal code
98833 /98818
Elevation0–1,058 m (0–3,471 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 ft)
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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

HistoryEdit

The commune of Kouaoua was created on 25 April 1995 by detaching its territory from the commune of Canala.