About New Caledonia. Did you know… ?

I had a visitor from New Caledonia. Near Scotland, I imagined, or surely  in Great Britain.

New Caledonia (French: Nouvelle-Calédonie)[nb 1] is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 1,210 kilometres (750 mi) east of Australia and 16,136 kilometres (10,026 mi) east of Metropolitan France.[5] The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines and a few remote islets.[6] The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. Locals refer to Grande Terre as “Le Caillou” (“the stone”) [Actually, “the tiny, little stone”–Francis].[7]

New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 square kilometres (7,172 sq mi). The population (Jan. 2012 estimate) is 256,000.[2] The population is a mix of Kanak people (the original inhabitants of New Caledonia), White European people (Caldoches and Metropolitan Frenchmen), Polynesian people (Wallisians essentially), and South-East Asian people. The capital of the territory is Nouméa.[5]

What a cool thing to learn! To whomever happened to hit on my site, thanks for doing so. I am now officially .00000000000000000000000000000000000000000014% more knowledgeable today!


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