Melanesia - Pacific Ocean
New Caledonia History and Facts in Brief
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commune of La Foa
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
|Sui generis collectivity
||0 m-1,058 m
(avg. 20 m)
| - Density
||6.3/km² (2004 census)
| - Ethnic distribution
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.
La Foa is a commune in the South
Province of New Caledonia, an overseas
territory of France in
the Pacific Ocean.
Although the provincial seat of the
South Province is in Nouméa,
La Foa was made the chief town of the
administrative subdivision of the
South in order to counterbalance
the overwhelming weight of Nouméa
in New Caledonia. Both entities share
an almost identical territory, but
their status and role is quite
different: the South Province, with
its provincial assembly in Nouméa,
is a full political division,
whereas the administrative subdivision
of the South is only an administrative
division of the French central state,
akin to an arrondissement of Metropolitan
France, with a Deputy Commissioner of the
Republic (commissaire délégué
de la République), akin to a subprefect
of metropolitan France, in
residence in La Foa.
For more information about
La Foa see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from
see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, July 2008.
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This information was correct in July 2008. E. & O.E.
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