Guide to NEW CALEDONIA
NEW CALEDONIA which official name is Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies or New Caledonia, is a country from Oceania located at the Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. NEW CALEDONIA's capital is Nouméa which is the most populated city with about 93,331 inhabitants.
History of NEW CALEDONIA
Other symbols of NEW CALEDONIA are New Caledonian flag.New Caledonian flag is composed by the flag of France is used .
NEW CALEDONIA's history is quite long: Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct as many as three referenda between 2013 and 2018, to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.
NEW CALEDONIAs geography
NEW CALEDONIA has an area of 19,060Km ,with a coastline of 2254, this great area is composed by 18,575 sq km of land and 485 sq km of water. New Caledonian geography is known by it's coastal plains with interior mountains . This makes New Caledonian's land specially proclive to cyclones, most frequent from November to March.
Guide to travel to NEW CALEDONIA
If you are thinking on traveling to NEW CALEDONIA, you will have to take in consideration some points like NEW CALEDONIA's currency, NEW CALEDONIA's weather, NEW CALEDONIA's national holiday and NEW CALEDONIA's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. NEW CALEDONIA`s currency is called franc ( CFPF), which is divided in 100 centimes. For your consideration, franc's exchange rate is about The Cathedral Church of Christ the King in Ballarat, Victoria per dolar.75.7480744837.
NEW CALEDONIA's weather is characterized to be tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to NEW CALEDONIA.
You can also consider to visit NEW CALEDONIA on it's national holiday to get in NEW CALEDONIA's culture. If you do so, NEW CALEDONIA's national holiday is called Bastille Day, 14 July.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of NEW CALEDONIA: Mont Panie 1,628 m. And try also to get to NEW CALEDONIA's lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit NEW CALEDONIA's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to NEW CALEDONIA, with more than 25 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to NEW CALEDONIA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. NEW CALEDONIA has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
New Caledonian Culture
NEW CALEDONIA is known by New Caledonians as Territoire des Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependances or Nouvelle-Caledonie in the shortened way. New Caledonian, about 221,943 people, are composed by different ethnics: Melanesian 42.5%, European 37.1%, Wallisian 8.4%, Polynesian 3.8%, Indonesian 3.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other 3%. And they also have different languages: French.
Another relevant point nowadays it's NEW CALEDONIA's religion. New Caledonians are divided in Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%.
Videos of New Caledonia
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Latest News of New Caledonia
|New Consul-General to New Caledonia named
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat Justin Fepuleai as New Zealandâ€™s next Consul-General to New Caledonia. He will also be accredited to French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna.
New Caledonia played host for the final event of the 2014 PWA World Tour as the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA took place - seeing the curtain brought down on another brilliant year in spectacular style as Noumea provided four thrilling days of slalom - out of a possible six.
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|New coral-like seaweed areas found
New areas of a coral-like seaweed called maerl have been discovered on the seabed off Wester Ross, says the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
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