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|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. Another referendum was held on October 4, 2020, in which fifty-three percent of people voted to remain part of France. A third and final referendum was held on December 12, 2021, and ninety-six percent of people who voted chose to remain with the French Republic.
New Caledonia Neighboring Countries:Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Solomon Islands.
Regional Maps:Papua New Guinea, World Map
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nickel - a rare metal that is suddenly in demand to produce electric vehicle batteries. Tesla, the world's largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, is working to position itself as a recipient of New Caledonia's nickel production and to help the mining and refining to be done with minimal impact upon the environment.
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.