New Caledon

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Coordinates: 21°15′S 165°18′E / 21.25°S 165.30°E / -21.25; 165.30

New Caledon
Banner o FrauncePro-Unthirldom Banner o New Caledon
Motto: "Terre de parole, terre de partage"
"Laund o speech, laund o sharin"[1]
Anthem: Soyons unis, devenons frères [1]
Caipital Nouméa
22°16′S 166°28′E / 22.267°S 166.467°E / -22.267; 166.467
Largest city caipital
Offeecial leids French
Recognisit regional leids an 35 ither native leids
Demonym New Caledonians
Sovereign state  French Republic
Government Dependent territory
 -  Presidential Heid o State François Hollande
 -  Preses o the Govrenment o New Caledon Philippe Germain
 -  Heich Commissioner Vincent Bouvier
Legislatur Congress
Special collectivity o Fraunce
 -  Annexed by France 1853 
 -  Owerseas territory 1946 
 -  Special collectivity 1999 
 -  Total 18,576 km2 (154th)
7,172 sq mi 
 -  Aug. 2014 census 268,767[2]
 -  Densitie 14.5/km2 (200t)
37.6/sq mi
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 -  Total US$9.89 billion[3]
 -  Per capita US$38,921[3]
Currency CFP franc (XPF)
Time zone (UTC+11)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +687
Internet TLD .nc

New Caledon (French: Nouvelle-Calédonie)[nb 1] is a stewartry o Fraunce in the Paceefic Ocean. 232,258 fowk bides there. The caipital ceety o New Caledon is Nouméa (wi aboot 2000 indwallers).

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  1. Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the official French name is now only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see [1]). It should be noted that French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Nouvelle-Calédonie se dote d'un hymne et d'une devise". 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  2. "268 767 habitants en 2014.". ISEE. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "PIB GRANDS AGRÉGATS". ISEE. Retrieved 2013-08-01.