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Travel to New Caledonia

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to New Caledonia

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +11
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Cour de Franc Pacifique (CFPF)
  • Country Dialing Code: 687

New Caledonia

Location
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

Capital
Noumea

Population
216,494 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 3 provinces named Iles Loyaute, Nord, and Sud Independence:

Climate
tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid

Ethnic groups
Melanesian 42.5%, European 37.1%, Wallisian 8.4%, Polynesian 3.8%, Indonesian 3.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other 3%

Religions
Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%

Languages
French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

Government type
NA

Background
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.

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