Place:New Caledonia

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NameNew Caledonia
Alt namesKanakysource: Wikipedia
Le caillousource: Wikipedia
Neukaledoniensource: Cassell's German Dictionary (1982); Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Nouvell-Calédoniesource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 830
Nouvelle Calédoniesource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 446
Nouvelle-Calédoniesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Nouvelle-Calédoniesource: Wikipedia
Nova Caledôniasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) p 343
Nueva Caledoniasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319; Shanks, International Atlas (1991) p 280
Territoire de la Novelle-Calédonie et Dépendancessource: Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 681
Territory of New Caledonia and Dependenciessource: Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 681
TypeDependent state
Coordinates21.5°S 165.5°E
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, east of Australia and east of Metropolitan France.[1] The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines and a few remote islets.[2] The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. Locals refer to Grande Terre as "Le Caillou" ("the stone").

New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 square kilometres (7,172 sq mi). The population (Jan. 2012 estimate) is 256,000.[3] The population is a mix of Kanak people (the original inhabitants of New Caledonia), White European people (Caldoches and Metropolitan Frenchmen), Polynesian people (Wallisians essentially), and South-East Asian people. The capital of the territory is Nouméa.[1]

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