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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 le 4 octobre 2020 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 overseas collectivity and a constituent part of the French Republic. It consists of a main island (Grande Terre) and several smaller islands located in the region of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It lies near ► Vanuatu, ► Fiji, ► Norfolk Island, ► New Zealand, and ► Australia. Since 1986, the United Nations Committee on Decolonization has included New Caledonia in the United Nations List of Non-self-governing Territories. In a referendum to be held on October 4, 2020, New Caledonia will decide whether to remain part the French Republic or to become an independent state.


Short name New Caledonia
Official name New Caledonia
Status Sui generis overseas collectivity and constituent part of the French Republic (French since 1853)
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Nouméa
Population 271,407 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 Map of New Caledonia (in English)
Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie (en anglais)
Nelle calédonie.JPG Map of New Caledonia (in French)
Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie (en français)
Loyalty Islands map.png Map of New Caledonia
Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie
New Caledonia and Vanuatu map-fr.svg Map of New Caledonia and Vanuatu
Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie et Vanuatu
New Caledonia and Vanuatu bathymetric and topographic map-fr.jpg Map of New Caledonia and Vanuatu
Carte de Nouvelle-Calédonie et Vanuatu

Historical map

Neukaledonien und Loyaltyinseln MKL1888.png German map of New Caledonia, 1888
Carte allemande de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1888

Satellite maps

New Caledonia - S199828000484.jpg Satellite image of New Caledonia

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