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Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies

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New Caledonia is in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Noumea. This place is a territory of France. It is at 21° 30' South, 165° 30' East. New Caledonia has an area of 19,060 square kilometres (7,359 square miles). The population is 256,275. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Comptoirs Francais Du Pacifique Franc. The inflation in 2000 was 1.4%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


There was a referendum for independence in 1998, but it did not pass. They scheduled a new referendum for 2014.


In the year 1996, the literacy rate was 96.2%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak French. Religions beliefs here include other, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

There are thirty-three Melanesian-Polynesian dialects.

Time Zone

It is in the Vanuatu (GMT - 11) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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