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City centre and Nouméa Cathedral
City centre and Nouméa Cathedral
Coat of arms of Nouméa
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red)
within New Caledonia
Location of Nouméa
Coordinates: 22°16′33″S 166°27′29″E / 22.2758°S 166.4580°E / -22.2758; 166.4580Coordinates: 22°16′33″S 166°27′29″E / 22.2758°S 166.4580°E / -22.2758; 166.4580
Sui generis collectivityNew Caledonia
ProvinceSouth Province
(provincial seat)
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Sonia Lagarde
Area45.7 km2 (17.6 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,643 km2 (634 sq mi)
 (2019 census)[2]
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 2019 censusEuropeans 39.15%
Kanaks 26.62%
Wallisians and Futunans 6.1%
Mixed 10.22%
Other 17.9%
Time zoneUTC+11:00
INSEE/Postal code
98818 /98800
Elevation0–167 m (0–548 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Nouméa is the capital city of New Caledonia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tableaux de l'économie calédonienne, Chapitre 1 : TERRITOIRE-ENVIRONNEMENT" (PDF). ISEE. 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  2. Population, ménages et logement par commune, en 2019, Institut de la statistique et des études économiques Nouvelle-Calédonie