Outline of New Caledonia

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The location of New Caledonia
An enlargeable map of New Caledonia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to New Caledonia:

New Caledonia[1] is a "sui generis collectivity" (in practice an overseas territory) of France, comprising a main island (Grande Terre), the Loyalty Islands, and several smaller islands.[2] It is located in the region of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific. At about half the size of Taiwan, it has a land area of 18,575.5 square kilometres (7,172 sq mi). The population was 244,600 inhabitants as of January 2008 official estimates.[3] The capital and largest city of the territory is Nouméa. The currency is the CFP franc.

Since 1986 the United Nations Committee on Decolonization has included New Caledonia on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. New Caledonia will decide whether to remain within the French Republic or become an independent state in a referendum sometime after 2014.

Its capital Nouméa is the seat of the regional organization the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (formerly the South Pacific Commission).

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Geography of New Caledonia[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of New Caledonia

Environment of New Caledonia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of New Caledonia

Natural geographic features of New Caledonia[edit]

Administrative divisions of New Caledonia[edit]

Municipalities of New Caledonia[edit]

Demography of New Caledonia[edit]

Government and politics of New Caledonia[edit]

Main article: Government of New Caledonia and Politics of New Caledonia

Branches of the government of New Caledonia[edit]


Executive branch of the government of New Caledonia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of New Caledonia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of New Caledonia[edit]

Foreign relations of New Caledonia[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

New Caledonia is a member of:[2]

Military of New Caledonia[edit]

History of New Caledonia[edit]

Culture of New Caledonia[edit]

Art in New Caledonia[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of New Caledonia[edit]

Education in New Caledonia[edit]

Infrastructure of New Caledonia[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: New Caledonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the full French name is now officially only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see [1]). French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
  2. ^ a b "New Caledonia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ Institut de la statistique et des études économiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie (ISEE). "Bilan économique et social 2007 - Démographie (on page 11)" (PDF) (in French). Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Commander of French Forces in New Caledonia Visits New Zealand". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of New Caledonia

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