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Learn more about New Caledonia.
Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia
Population: 213,679 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Noumea
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An Introduction to New Caledonia
Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s has dissipated.

New Caledonia map

Map of New Caledonia ( Location ) : 21 30 S, 165 30 E, Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. For additional reports and educational information specific to New Caledonia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

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The flag of France is used.

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Some interesting facts and figures about New Caledonia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.33%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 70.82 yrs - Male
    • 76.89 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 52,000 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 52,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 107,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .nc

Did you know ... People from New Caledonia are called New Caledonians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook