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New Caledonia
Nouvelle-Calédonie (French)
Flag of FrancePro-Independence Flag of New Caledonia
Motto: "Terre de parole, terre de partage"
"Land of speech, land of sharing"[1]
Location of New Caledonia
StatusSui generisSpecial collectivity
Capital
and largest city
Nouméa
22°16′S166°28′E / 22.267°S 166.467°E / -22.267; 166.467
Official languagesFrench
Recognised regional languages and 35 other native languages
DemonymNew Caledonian
Sovereign state French Republic
GovernmentDependent territory
Emmanuel Macron
Philippe Germain
Thierry Lataste
LegislatureTerritorial Congress
Special collectivity of France
• Annexed by France
1853
1946
1999
Area
• Total
18,576 km2 (7,172 sq mi) (154th)
• Land
18,275 km2 (7,056 sq mi)
Population
• Aug. 2014 census
268,767[2]
• Density
14.5/km2 (37.6/sq mi) (200th)
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Total
US$9.89 billion[3]
• Per capita
US$38,921[3]
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zoneUTC+11
Drives on theright
Calling code+687
ISO 3166 codeNC
Internet TLD.nc

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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