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Grotte d'Ouvéa : autopsie d'un massacre - Enquête
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: Investigations et Enquêtes
Nouvelle-Calédonie - Ouvéa
Nouvelle-Calédonie - Ouvéa
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: New Caledonia Tourism
Ouvéa - Îles Loyauté - Nouvelle-Calédonie
Ouvéa - Îles Loyauté - Nouvelle-Calédonie
Published: 2015/05/06
Channel: Fabien BAHIER-LISSIEUX
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Talentueuse chanteuse originaire d'Ouvéa Kanaky
Published: 2015/12/30
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Ouvéa | Nouvelle-Calédonie | Drone DJI Phantom
Ouvéa | Nouvelle-Calédonie | Drone DJI Phantom
Published: 2016/06/12
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La prise d
La prise d'otages d'Ouvéa en Nouvelle-Calédonie
Published: 2011/11/17
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Ouvéa
Ouvéa
Published: 2013/04/22
Channel: videoduKaillou
Ouvéa - Les îles Loyautés - Nouvelle Calédonie
Ouvéa - Les îles Loyautés - Nouvelle Calédonie
Published: 2012/07/14
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OUVEA Avril 2013-1
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Published: 2013/04/13
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Ouvéa 2016 montage
Ouvéa 2016 montage
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Court métrage Ouvéa 2016
Court métrage Ouvéa 2016
Published: 2016/02/20
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Ouvéa, perle des Loyautés
Ouvéa, perle des Loyautés
Published: 2015/04/23
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Le paradis d
Le paradis d'Ouvéa
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Antoine Roulleau
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Ouvéa.mov
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Aménagement du quai de Wadrilla sur l'île d'Ouvea (Nouvelle-Calédonie)
Published: 2017/02/21
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Ouvéa ... pas facile !
Ouvéa ... pas facile !
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: Monsieur DUZ
Service technique commune de Ouvéa 2016
Service technique commune de Ouvéa 2016
Published: 2017/01/03
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Ouvéa
Ouvéa
Published: 2016/08/17
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Souvenirs de la Fête du Waleï à Ouvéa
Souvenirs de la Fête du Waleï à Ouvéa
Published: 2014/07/15
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Ouvéa 2015
Ouvéa 2015
Published: 2015/06/21
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Le Lagon d
Le Lagon d'Ouvéa
Published: 2016/02/08
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L'odre et la Morale - Assault of the ouvéa cave by the GIGN
Published: 2014/07/05
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Nouvelle-Calédonie Ouvea 2017
Nouvelle-Calédonie Ouvea 2017
Published: 2017/05/22
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Ouvéa mon paradis ! magnifique !
Ouvéa mon paradis ! magnifique !
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: Kaène Sé
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE - Ouvea: un des plus beaux atolls du Pacific
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE - Ouvea: un des plus beaux atolls du Pacific
Published: 2017/02/06
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Nouvelle Calédonie   Ouvéa, laboratoire du vivre ensemble   #BilletRetour
Nouvelle Calédonie Ouvéa, laboratoire du vivre ensemble #BilletRetour
Published: 2014/06/16
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Ouvéa - Île Loyauté - Nouvelle Calédonie
Ouvéa - Île Loyauté - Nouvelle Calédonie
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: Alice Raquillet
Hôtel Beaupré - Ouvéa
Hôtel Beaupré - Ouvéa
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
Assaut Ouvéa 1988.m4v
Assaut Ouvéa 1988.m4v
Published: 2011/11/14
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Ouvéa - "L
Ouvéa - "L'île la plus proche du paradis"
Published: 2015/05/10
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destination ouvea
Published: 2017/04/11
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OUVEA
OUVEA
Published: 2012/05/04
Channel: 1ère outre-mer
Ouvéa - îles Loyauté - 30s
Ouvéa - îles Loyauté - 30s
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
Trip to Ouvéa paradise island
Trip to Ouvéa paradise island
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: GBavarin
Chasse sous marine à Ouvéa part1
Chasse sous marine à Ouvéa part1
Published: 2013/10/17
Channel: Juju spearboy mahimahi
Mariage à Ouvéa  Nouvelle Calédonie
Mariage à Ouvéa Nouvelle Calédonie
Published: 2015/01/14
Channel: Rudy Dubosc
Gîte Moague, Ouvéa
Gîte Moague, Ouvéa
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: New Caledonia Tourism
Requin gris au 1er îlots d
Requin gris au 1er îlots d'Ouvéa
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: aurelien pieplu
Enfants d
Enfants d'IAAI. Ouvéa Nouvelle Calédonie. New caledonia
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: yopcompany
Hunting giant fish and coconut crabs on Ouvéa , New Caledonia [adventure family travel series]
Hunting giant fish and coconut crabs on Ouvéa , New Caledonia [adventure family travel series]
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: The Kid Trotter
Ouvéa - Août 2009 - Pêche à l
Ouvéa - Août 2009 - Pêche à l'épervier
Published: 2009/10/08
Channel: Patrick Lafferranderie
Les vacances de Richard à Nouméa... et à Ouvéa !!!
Les vacances de Richard à Nouméa... et à Ouvéa !!!
Published: 2009/02/06
Channel: VoiceofNoumea
Deux blue boats interceptés près d
Deux blue boats interceptés près d'Ouvéa, le 31 mars 2017
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes
Chasse sous marine à Ouvéa (Nouvelle Calédonie) - shark attack!
Chasse sous marine à Ouvéa (Nouvelle Calédonie) - shark attack!
Published: 2013/11/30
Channel: Kanaky Breizh
Fête du Waleï 2016 - Ouvéa
Fête du Waleï 2016 - Ouvéa
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
Ouvea
Ouvea
Published: 2012/07/16
Channel: Ina Société
Attaques de requins gris sur Ouvéa, Nouvelle Calédonie
Attaques de requins gris sur Ouvéa, Nouvelle Calédonie
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: maccoyouns
Nouvelle-Calédonie 2, Ouvéa - Épisode 28 - Eco Sailing Project
Nouvelle-Calédonie 2, Ouvéa - Épisode 28 - Eco Sailing Project
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: Eco Sailing Project
Fête du Taro 2016   Ouvéa
Fête du Taro 2016 Ouvéa
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
Ouvea mo Futuna, Tahiti et Nelle Calédonie pour clôturer la journée polynésienne
Ouvea mo Futuna, Tahiti et Nelle Calédonie pour clôturer la journée polynésienne
Published: 2016/07/05
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Ouvéa
Commune
The Uvea parakeet is endemic to Ouvéa Island
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Coordinates: 20°39′08″S 166°33′43″E / 20.6522°S 166.5619°E / -20.6522; 166.5619Coordinates: 20°39′08″S 166°33′43″E / 20.6522°S 166.5619°E / -20.6522; 166.5619
Country France
Sui generis collectivity New Caledonia
Province Loyalty Islands Province
Government
 • Mayor Boniface Ounou
Area1 132.1 km2 (51.0 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)2 3,374
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 1996 census Kanaks 98.8%
Europeans 0.8%
Polynesians 0.3%
Other 0.1%
INSEE/Postal code 98820 /98814
Elevation 0–46 m (0–151 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.

Ouvéa (local pronunciation: [uˈve.a]) or Uvea is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The settlement of Fayaoué [faˈjawe], on Ouvéa Island, is the administrative centre of the commune.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ouvéa is made up of Ouvéa Island, the smaller Mouli Island and Faiava Island, and several islets around these three. All lie among the Loyalty Islands, to the northeast of New Caledonia's mainland.

History[edit]

In April 1988, a hostage taking took place on Ouvéa. Four gendarmes were killed and twenty-seven were held hostage in a cave by supporters of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front. Twelve of the captured gendarmes were released after a while, but six members of a French anti-terrorist squad were also taken hostage. When negotiations to release the hostages did not succeed, French security forces besieged the cave and freed them. Eighteen Kanaks and two gendarmes were left dead. In the aftermath it was alleged that three Kanaks had been executed or left to die after being arrested.

Languages[edit]

The native languages of Ouvéa are the Melanesian Iaai and the Polynesian Faga Uvea, which is the only Polynesian language that has taken root in New Caledonia. Speakers of Faga Uvea have fully integrated into the Kanak society and consider themselves Kanak.

Orbital photo of Ouvéa (islands of Ouvéa, Mouli, Faiava, and surrounding islets), taken from space, November 1990. Courtesy of NASA.

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