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  • New Caledonia Overview

    A good way to enjoy the Pacific, New Caledonia is a wonderful place to spend a vacation The island boasts of having one of the largest lagoons in the world and a long coral reef. Besides exciting mountain expeditions and water activities, visitors can enjoy several other fun things in the…
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New Caledonia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Nouméa

GEOGRAPHY

It is a group of Islands in the southwest Pacific with a total land area of 18,575.5 square kilometres. The archipelago is located, north of New Zealand, east of Australia and west of Fiji and Vanuatu.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 0.25 Million. Muslims account for about 2.6% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm.Temperatures range between 27°C and 30°C from November to March and a cooler, dry period from June to August with temperatures between 20°C and 23°C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

French is the official language. Kanak languages are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+11 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 8 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Bastille Day: July 14th
May Day: May 1st
French Treaty Day: September 24th
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

CFP franc

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 17
Medical/Fire: 18


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