New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 1,500 kilometres east of Australia and about 20,000 kilometres from Metropolitan France. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines and a few remote islets. The Chesterfield Islands in the Coral Sea are also part of New Caledonia. Locals refer to Grande Terre as "Le Caillou", the rock. New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 square kilometres . The population is 256,275. The capital of the...
|Official language:||French Language|
|Area:||7,171.8 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Representative democracy, Parliamentary system|
|Also known as:||Territoire Des Nouvelle-Caledonie Et Dependances, Territoiredesnouvellecaledonieetdependances, Nouvelle-Calédonie|