Theme Week New Caledonia – Pouembout

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Traditional architecture © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Traditional architecture © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Pouembout is a commune in the North Province. It is located 258 km north-west of Noumea on the main island Grande Terre and also includes some small islands off the coast of the main island. The highest elevation is the Massif de Kopeto 1134 m.

Pouembout originated – like many other places in New Caledonia – from a prison camp, which was created 1883. Because the area relatively fertile, so that grain farming and cattle breeding was well suited, French immigrants settled here. The village of Pouembout was founded in 1889.

Pouembout and neighboring Koné be expanded as planned to an industrial and educational center for several years, which will form a counterbalance to the capital Noumea in the north of New Caledonia. In Voh the factory plant Usine du Nord for nickel processing went in operation in 2012. By 2015 the three cities Koné, Voh and Pouembout form an agglomeration of 16,000 inhabitants.

In front of the representative administrative center L’hôtel de la Province Nord, a round square and a round house in traditional architecture with highly visible totem poles were built. The 1898 colonial-style building Le Pigonnier now houses various offices. Chateau Grimini, where the public library is housed, and which is also used for cultural events, dates back to 1886.

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