New Caledonia

Quick Facts and Figures 

  • Official Name New Caledonia (French overseas department, claimed 1853)
  • Capital City Nouméa 
  • Languages French, Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
  • Official Currency Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc 
  • Religions Catholic, Protestant, others 
  • Population 207,858 (July 2002 est.) 
  • Latitude/Longitude 21º 30S, 165º 30E 
  • Land Area 18,575 sq km (7,174 sq miles) 



  • Oceania Map here 
  • New Caledonia Map CIA version here
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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.