New Caledonia travel guide

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New Caledonia is located in Melanesia part of Oceania. It's total area is 18K km² and 45.8% of it is forest area. As of 2023 it has a total population of 268K. 72.7% lives in cities whereas 27.3% lives in rural areas.
New Caledonia (; French: Nouvelle-Calédonie) is a sui generis collectivity of overseas France in the southwest Pacific Ocean, south of Vanuatu, about 1,210 km (750 mi) east of Australia, and 17,000 km (11,000 mi) from Metropolitan France. 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. The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. French people, especially locals, call Grande Terre "Le Caillou" ("the pebble").New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 km2 (7,172 sq mi) divided into three provinces. The North and South Provinces are on the New Caledonian mainland, while the Loyalty Islands Province is a series of three islands off the east coast of mainland. New Caledonia's population of 271,407 (October 2019 census) is of diverse origins and varies by geography; in the North and Loyalty Islands Provinces, the indigenous Kanak people predominate, while the wealthy South Province contains significant populations of European (Caldoches and Metropolitan French), Kanak, and Polynesian (mostly Wallisian) origin, as well as smaller groups of Southeast Asian, Pied-Noir, and North African heritage. The capital of New Caledonia is Nouméa.

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💬 Languages

French is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is CFP franc [1 USD = 110.083 XPF].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in New Caledonia.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 474K tourists arrived to New Caledonia. In 2016, tourism has contributed to New Caledonia economy with a total of 248M $ income (%13.2).

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☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 22 °C and hot. Current 3 months (July, August and September) average is ☀️ 20 °C and hot. Current season (summer) is ☀️ 20 °C and hot.
Yearly average22 °C ☀️
3 month average20 °C ☀️
Spring average23 °C ☀️
Summer average20 °C ☀️
Fall average22 °C ☀️
Winter average25 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

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