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New Caledonia Bordering Countries:None
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New Caledonia Satellite Image
New Caledonia Information:New Caledonia is a group of islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. New Caledonia is east of Australia and southeast of Papua New Guinea.
The islands have been governed by France since 1853. In 1998 the Noumea Accord was signed, giving New Caledonia gradually increasing governing responsibility. On November 4, 2018, an independence referendum was held to decide if New Caledonia would become its own independent country. Fifty-six percent of the people voted to remain part of France. However, there may be another referendum held in the year 2020.
New Caledonia Cities:Poum, Koumac, Ouegoa, Ouaco, Pouebo, Voh, Kone, Hienghene, Poya, Poindimie, Bourail, Houailou, La Foa, Thio, Paita, Dumbea, Noumea, Mont-Dore, Yate, Fayaoue, Ohnyot, Joking, Kejeny, We, Tadine, Wabao, La Roche.
New Caledonia Provinces:North Province (Province Nord), South Province (Province Sud), Loyalty Islands Province (Province des iles Loyaute).
New Caledonia Named Islands:Pott, Art, Yande, Neba, Baaba, Balabio, Grande Terre, Ouen, Ile des Pins, Kotomo, Ouvea, Lifou, Tiga, Mare.
New Caledonia Locations:South Pacific Ocean, Coral Sea, Lac de Yate.
New Caledonia Natural Resources:A substantial amount of the planet's nickel resources are located in New Caledonia, and exports include ferronickels and nickel ore. Other metal resources include chrome, cobalt, copper, gold, iron, lead, manganese, and silver.
New Caledonia Natural Hazards:Cyclones can affect the islands, particularly between November and March.
New Caledonia Environmental Issues:Mining and forest fires have caused erosion problems in New Caledonia.
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