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Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.GeographyBourail a rural town of Grande Terre . The municipality stretches between the mountain ranges running the length of New Caledonia down to the sea. Beaches attract tourists but have retained their natural landscapes, and are popular with surfers. The town lies at the confluence of several rivers, is the crossroads of many valleys Boghen, Bacouya, Nessadiou, Nera, Tene, La Pouéo...The territory of the municipality has various natural landscapes: Mining landscapes Landscapes of valleys and alluvial plains making Bourail the capital of rural New Caledonia Coastal mangroves The coastline also includes surf beaches and calmer beaches protected by the outer coral reef seascapes including reefs and passesWith a density of 6 inhabitants / km ², Bourail has a mix rural and town life.ToponymyBourail means "lizard's tail".This comes from bu rhaï in the Ajie language, bu meaning "tail" and rhaï "the lizard".Coat of arms The two casings represent the Kanak population The crescent moon represents the Muslim population Blue Cross is the cemetery of New Zealand The Bird is the yellow-legged Thrush Moluccan imported control such invasions of locusts head of livestock and the Sheaf of Wheat represents the farming communitySloganThe slogan of Bourail used for tourism is "Bourail, land of emotions."Population and SocietyDemography5,444 inhabitants (2014)Bourail is in Grand Terre. Use our New Caledonia trip tool to plan your trip to Bourail and other destinations in New Caledonia.
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