New Caledonia

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In August, at the 17th annual summit in Fiji of the South Pacific Forum group of nations, a unanimous decision had been taken to send the case of New Caledonia to the United Nations decolonisation Committe for inclusion on its agenda. It was a decision that must have surprised France.

John Richardson writing in the 1987 Pacific Business Guide.

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Overview: New Caledonia


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Profile: New Caledonia

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia)
Head of State: President of France François Hollande (PS) (from 15 May 2012), represented by High Commissioner Vincent Bouvier (from 23 Jul 2014)
Head of government: President of the Congress of New Caledonia, Philippe Germain (from 1 Apr 2015)
Ruling party: Grand Coalition (government posts are allocated in proportion to electoral victory and support of head of government) lead by L'Avenir Ensemble (Future Together) (from 11 May 2014)
Area: 18,575 square km – Grande Terre island: 16,600 square km
Population: 264,022 (July 2013)*
Capital: Nouméa (on Grande Terre)
Official language: French
Currency: Change Franc Pacifique franc (CFPf) = 100 centimes
Exchange rate: CFPf106.68 per US$ (Sept 2015); (pegged CFPf119.25 per euro)
GDP per capita: US$41,646 (2011)*
GDP real growth: 1.90% (2011)*
GDP: US$10.60 billion (2011)*
Inflation: 2.40% (2011)*
* estimated figure


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