Theme Week New Caledonia – Koné

Friday, 25 September 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General
Reading Time:  3 minutes

Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Koné is a commune in the North Province. Koné is the provincial seat of the North Province. Besides Koné as the largest district are Koniambo and Tiaoué as the smallest settlements of the municipality. Ten different tribes live in the municipality of Koné. Koné is due to the humid west coast of the largest island of New Caledonia Grande Terre and also includes Île Pingiane an off the coast island. Inland, the town is dominated by a mountain range, which rises to 1041 m altitude. The highest point of the municipality is located at 1014 m near the peak of Atheu. Koné has a small airport which is located approximately 2 km away from city center.

The town hall was inaugurated at the end of 2006. In its interior frescoes and sculptures by local artist Kiki Poma are noteworthy. Not far away is a memorial to the New Caledonians from Koné and the surrounding area, who gave their lives for France during the First and Second World War.

High Street © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Traditional building at the Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Koné Church © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Traditional building at the Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0
<
>
Traditional building at the Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0
The conspicuous Catholic Church with its distinctive triangular shape and a pediment rider instead of a church bell tower was inaugurated in 1954, it goes back to a mission station founded in 1891.

The Open Air Museum and Cultural Centre Centre culturel provincial de Koohnée, which consists of a 1880 stately country house and several huts built in traditional style of different tribes, is located approximately 3 km southeast of the city center near the river Koné. It also serves as a location for theatrical performances, film screenings and concerts.



Here you can find the complete Overview of all Theme Weeks.

Read more on Wikipedia Koné. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.


Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Theme Week Algarve - Faro

Theme Week Algarve - Faro

[caption id="attachment_152697" align="aligncenter" width="525"] City Hall © Osvaldo Gago - fotografar.net - cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Faro is the southernmost city in Continental Portugal. It is located in the Faro Municipality in southern Portugal. The city proper has 41,934 inhabitants and the entire municipality has 58,305. It is the seat of the Faro District and capital of the Algarve region. The Algarve and Faro district cover the same territory. The city has a public university (the University of the...

[ read more ]

Cape Trafalgar in Spain

Cape Trafalgar in Spain

[caption id="attachment_153219" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cape Trafalgar © JMSE[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape Trafalgar (Spanish: Cabo Trafalgar) is a headland in the Province of Cádiz in the south-west of Spain, approximately 40 km southeast of the provincial capital Cádiz. It lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. The International Hydrographic Organization defines the Western limit of the strait as a line that joins Cape Trafalgar to the North to Cape Spartel to the South. Th...

[ read more ]

Dijon, capital of Burgundy

Dijon, capital of Burgundy

[caption id="attachment_153800" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Maille Mustard Store © Arnaud 25[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dijon is a city in eastern France, the capital of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Burgundy region. Dijon is the historical capital of the province of Burgundy. Population 155,000 within the city limits; 251,000 for the greater Dijon area. This province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th centuries and Dijon was a place of tremendous wealth and power and one of t...

[ read more ]

The Finnish Lakeland

The Finnish Lakeland

[caption id="attachment_153949" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Finnische Seenplatte / Finnish Lakeland © Maximilian Dörrbecker[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Finnish Lakeland or Finnish lake district is the largest of the four landscape regions into which the geography of Finland is divided. The hilly, forest-covered landscape of the lake plateau is dominated by drumlins and by long sinuous eskers. Both are glacial remnants after the continental glaciers that scoured and gouged the country's surface receded about 10,000 years ago...

[ read more ]

Ultra Music Festival in Miami

Ultra Music Festival in Miami

[caption id="attachment_240921" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panorama of Bayfront Park © Robert Giordano/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place annually in March in Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. It was first held on Miami Beach, but besides a tenure at Bicentennial Park, and briefly being held at Virginia Key in 2019, it has primarily been held at Bayfront Park in downtown ...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Cyclades - Tinos

Theme Week Cyclades - Tinos

[caption id="attachment_153468" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town of Tinos © Eu.stefan/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. In antiquity, Tinos was also known as Ophiussa (from ophis, Greek for snake) and Hydroessa (from hydor, Greek for water). The closest islands are Andros, Delos, and Mykonos. It has a land area of approximately 194 square kilometres (75 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 8,636 inhabitants. Tinos is ...

[ read more ]

Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day

[caption id="attachment_227368" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 8 May 1945 - Winston Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall in London © War Office official photographer, Major W. G. Horton[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945. Russia and many former Soviet countries celebrate on 9 May, marking the end of World War II in Europe. Several countries observe public hol...

[ read more ]

The port city of Bremerhaven

The port city of Bremerhaven

[caption id="attachment_153018" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © klimahaus-bremerhaven.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bremerhaven is a city at the seaport of the free city-state of Bremen. It forms an enclave in the state of Lower Saxony and is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham. The port of Bremerhaven is the sixteenth-largest container port in the world and the fourth-largest in Europe with 4.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo handled in 2007....

[ read more ]

Theme Week Mexico - Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast

Theme Week Mexico - Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast

[caption id="attachment_151391" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Xcaret Eco Park © Karla Quiñonez/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is a tourism district following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula. This district historically started at the city of Playa del Carmen and ended at the village of Tulum, although the towns of Puerto Morelos situated to the n...

[ read more ]

Manaus, capital city of Amazonas

Manaus, capital city of Amazonas

[caption id="attachment_168702" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Teatro Amazonas © Pontanegra/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Manaus is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in the North Region of Brazil. It is situated near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers. With a population of more than 2 million, it is the most populous city of both the Brazilian state of Amazonas and the Amazon rainforest. Due to the great economic power and tourism it is the fourth richest city in Brazil, after São Paulo, Rio de...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Town Hall © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0
Theme Week New Caledonia – Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore is a commune in the suburbs of Nouméa in the South Province on the Pacific Ocean. Le Mont-Dore...

Mystras and Sparta plain © Bgabel/cc-by-sa-3.0
Mystras in Lakonia

Mystras is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese. Since the 2011 local government reform it is...

Overview @ kaec.net
King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is a megaproject announced in 2005 by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the then king...

Close