By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|Status||Dependency (Sui generis Collectivity)|
|Social and Moral Index||0 best|
|Land Area||18 280 km21|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||NC, NCL, 5402|
“Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6
My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for New Caledonia to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of France I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.
Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%8.
Current edition: 2013 May 01
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent
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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.
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