Independence Year :
Population : 214000
Life Expectancy : 72.8
Capital : 3493
GNP : 3563.00
GNP Old : 0.00
Local Name : Nouvelle-Calédonie
Government Form : Nonmetropolitan Territory of France
Location : Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia.
Terrain : Coastal plains with interior mountains
Climate : Moderate, tropical oceanic, hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds
Ethnic Group : 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%.
Official Website : www.gouv.nc
Genral Information - New Caledonia
New Caledonia is an island group located in the South Pacific east of Australia. The French overseas territory is comprised of the 400 km long major island "Grande Terre" divided in a Northern and a Southern province, the archipelago of Belep in northwest, the île des Pins in southeast and the Loyalty islands Ouvéa, Lifou, Tiga and Maré located northeast of the main island.