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Nouvelle-Calédonie

Français Nouvelle-Calédonie

La Nouvelle-Calédonie est un archipel d'océanie situé en Mélanésie - situé à quelques degrés au nord du Tropique du Capricorne. C'est une collectivité d'outre-mer rattachée à la France - dont elle est distante de près de 20 000 kilomètres - à statut particulier depuis la signature des accords de Nouméa dans l'attente d'un référendum local prévu en 2014 portant sur son indépendance ou son maintien au sein de la République française. Sa superficie est d'environ 19 100 km². Elle est située dans l'océan Pacifique à 1500 km à l'est de l'Australie et à 2 000 km au nord de la Nouvelle-Zélande.

English New Caledonia - New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a "sui generis community" (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. It lies near ► Vanuatu, ► Fiji, ► Norfolk Island, ► New Zealand and ► Australia. Since 1986 the United Nations Committee on Decolonization has included New Caledonia on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. New Caledonia will decide whether to remain within the French Republic or become an independent state in a referendum sometime after 2014.


Short name New Caledonia
Official name New Caledonia
Status ► French sui generis community, French since 1853
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Nouméa
Population 237,000 inhabitants
Area 18,575 km²
Major language(s) French (official), Melanesian languages
Major religion(s) Roman Catholisism and Protestantism
More information New Caledonia, Geography of New Caledonia, History of New Caledonia and Politics of New Caledonia
More images New Caledonia - New Caledonia (Category).

General maps

New Caledonia-CIA WFB Map.png Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie (en anglais)
Map of New Caledonia
Nelle calédonie.JPG Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Map of New Caledonia (in French)
Loyalty Islands map.png Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Map of New Caledonia
New Caledonia and Vanuatu map-fr.svg Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie et Vanuatu
Map of New Caledonia and Vanuatu
New Caledonia and Vanuatu bathymetric and topographic map-fr.jpg Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie et Vanuatu
Map of New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Neukaledonien und Loyaltyinseln MKL1888.png Carte germanophone de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1888
Map of New Caledonia, 1888

Satellite maps

New Caledonia - S199828000484.jpg Satellite map

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