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Pines, Isle of

Pines, Isle of, or Kunié (kōˈnyā) [key], island (1989 pop. 1,465), c.58 sq mi (150 sq km), South Pacific, a part of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. Formerly a penal colony, the island is now a popular tourist resort.

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