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Title: Houaïlou  
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Subject: List of islands of New Caledonia, Administrative divisions of New Caledonia, New Caledonia, Ajië language, Communes of New Caledonia
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Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province North Province
 • Mayor Lionel Weiri
Area1 940.6 km2 (363.2 sq mi)
Population (2004 census)2 4,537
 • Density 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 89.8%
Europeans 6.5%
Polynesians 1.2%
Other 2.5%
INSEE/Postal code 98808 / 98816
Elevation 0–1,444 m (0–4,738 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.

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

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