General Profile: New-Caledonia


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Emblem of New Caledonia

New Caledonia, the foreshortened form of Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (French: Nouvelle-Calédonie), is a "sui generis collectivity" (in practice an overseas territory) of France, made up of a main island (Grande Terre) and several smaller islands. 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 at the 2004 census was 230,789 inhabitants. It has an Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of .nc. The capital and largest city of the territory is Nouméa. The currency is the CFP franc. (source : Wikipedia)

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New Caledonia tourist information center


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Published on 20/05/2008

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