Poum is a commune in the North Province
North Province, New Caledonia
The North Province is one of three administrative subdivisions in New Caledonia. It corresponds to the northern and northeastern portion of the New Caledonian mainland.The provincial government seat is at Koné....

 of New Caledonia
New Caledonia
New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, east of Australia and about from Metropolitan France. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of...

, an overseas territory of France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
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. The town of Poum is located in the far northwest, located on the southern part of Banare Bay
Banare Bay
Banare Bay or Baie de Banare is a bay in far northwestern New Caledonia. It lies northwest of Tanle Bay. Poum lies on the southern part of the bay and Tiabet lies on the northern part.The bay contains severla islands. Mouac Island lies just north of Poum,; others include Pionne Island and Yava...

, with Mouac Island just offshore.

Poum sits within the world's largest lagoon and is rich in Kanak culture. This region offers a choice of four white beaches and aqua waters.

"It feels a little like the back of beyond - you're truly in the far North of Grande Terre
Grande Terre
Grande Terre is a French name typically given to the principal island of an archipelago. It may refer to the following:* The main island of New Caledonia.* The largest of the Kerguelen Islands....

 here, with pink-hued mountains and white sandy beaches. The region around Poum offers great landscapes to visitors. A really special light lends nature amazing colours - there is an opportunity for you to take wonderful early morning photos."


The commune of Poum was created on 5 January 1977 by detaching its territory from the commune of Koumac
Koumac is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.-History:On 5 January 1977 about 46% of the territory of Koumac was detached and became the commune of Poum. Residents are famous for their technological contribution to the wmirchi.com...

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