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The North Province
is one of three administrative subdivisions in 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...
. It corresponds to the northern and northeastern portion of the New Caledonian mainland
The geography of New Caledonia , an overseas collectivity of France located in the subregion of Melanesia, makes the continental island group unique in the southwest Pacific. Among other things, the island chain has played a role in preserving unique biological lineages from the Mesozoic...
The provincial government seat is at Koné.
Of the 22 seats in the provincial congress, the National Union for Independence-Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front holds 11, the Caledonian Union
The Caledonian Union is a pro-independence political party in New Caledonia. In the latest legislative elections of May 10, 2009, the party won around 11.65 % of the popular vote, and 9 out of 54 seats in the Territorial Congress.-History:...
detains 7, the Rally for Caledonia in the Republic
The The Rally–UMP is a conservative political party in New Caledonia, strongly supportive of the French status of the region; it is affiliated with the French Union for a Popular Movement.-History:...
has 3, and Future Together
The Future Together is a center-right political party in New Caledonia supporting the maintenance of political and administrative ties with France....