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Nouméia (Regnum Bueno)

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Flag of New Caledonia
Flag of Noumea
Country Melanesia
District Victorino
Founded 1864
Incorporated 1864
Mayor Sônia Lagarde
Area 45.7 km²
Population 437,086  
Language Portuguese
Noumea (Portuguese: Nouméia) is the capital city of the Melanesia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Victorino, and is home to the majority of the island's European, Polynesian (Wallisians, Futunians, Tahitians), Indonesian, and Vietnamese populations, as well as many Melanesians, Ni-Vanuatu and Kanaks that work in one of the South Pacific's most industrialised cities. The city lies on a protected deepwater harbour which serves as the chief port for Melanesia.

At the August 2014 census, there were 579,509 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Greater Nouméa (Portuguese: Região Metropolitana da Nouméia), 437,086 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Nouméa proper. 52.4% of the population of Melanesia live in Greater Nouméa, which covers the communes of Nouméa, Montedôr, Dumbéa and Pinheiros.

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