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

Nouvelle-Calédonie
Banner o Fraunce
Pro-Unthirldom Banner o New Caledon
Banners o New Caledon
Emblem o New Caledon
Emblem
Motto: "Terre de parole, terre de partage"
"Laund o speech, laund o sharin"[1]
Location o New Caledon
StatusSpecial collectivity
Caipital
and largest city
Nouméa
22°16′S 166°28′E / 22.267°S 166.467°E / -22.267; 166.467
Offeecial leidsFrench
Recognised regional leids an 35 ither native leids
Demonym(s)New Caledonians
Sovereign state French Republic
GovrenmentDependent territory
Emmanuel Macron
Philippe Germain
Vincent Bouvier
LegislaturCongress
Special collectivity o Fraunce
• Annexed by France
1853
1946
1999
Aurie
• Total
18,576 km2 (7,172 sq mi) (154th)
Population
• Aug. 2014 census
268,767[2]
• Density
14.5/km2 (37.6/sq mi) (200t)
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Tot
US$9.89 billion[3]
• Per capita
US$38,921[3]
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zoneUTC+11
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+687
ISO 3166 codeNC
Internet TLD.nc

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

It wis first seen by James Cook on 4 September 1774 upon his seicont vaige.[4]

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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". LeMonde.fr. 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. 
  4. "Rapport annuel 2010" (PDF) (in French). IEOM Nouvelle-Calédonie. Retrieved 2013-01-30.