Friday, October 30, 2015

About New Caledonia

From Wikipedia --

New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 750 miles east of Australia, 400 miles south of Vanuatu, and 600 miles west of Fiji. New Caledonia has a land area of 7,172 square miles. The archipelago includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, ad a few remote islets. The capital of the territory is Noumea.

Its population of 268,767 (August 2014 census) consists of a mix of Kanak People (the original inhabitants of New Caledonia), people of European descent (Caldoches and Metropolitan French), Polynesian people (mostly Wallisians), and Southeast Asian people, as well as a few people of Pied-Noir and Maghreban descent.

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