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New Caledonia

Nouvelle-Calédonie
Motto(s): 
"Terre de parole, terre de partage" (French)
(English: "Land of speech, land of sharing")
Anthem: "Soyons unis, devenons frères"[1]
Location of New Caledonia
Location of New Caledonia
Sovereign stateFrance
Annexed by France1853
Overseas territory1946
Nouméa Accord5 May 1998
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
Demonym(s)New Caledonian
GovernmentDevolvedparliamentarydependency
Emmanuel Macron
Thierry Santa
Roch Wamytan
Laurent Prévost
LegislatureCongress of New Caledonia
French Parliament
• Senate
2 senators (of 377)
2 seats (of 577)
Area
• Total
18,576 km2 (7,172 sq mi)
• Land
18,275 km2 (7,056 sq mi)
• Water (%)
1.6
Highest elevation
1,629 m (5,344 ft)
Population
• 2019 census
271,407[2] (184th)
• Density
14.5/km2 (37.6/sq mi) (200th)
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Total
$9.89 billion[3]
• Per capita
$38,921[3]
HDI (2010)0.813
very high
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zoneUTC+11:00
Driving sideright
Calling code+687
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.nc

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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