The Human Truth Foundation

New Caledonia

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Like this page:

Share this page:
Comments:
FB, LJ

New Caledonia
StatusDependency (Sui generis Collectivity)
SovereigntyFrance
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalNoumea
Land Area 18 280 km21
LocationAustralasia, Melanesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesNC, NCL, 5402
Internet Domain.nc3
CurrencyFranc (XPF)4
Telephone+6875

1. Overview

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

2. New Caledonia National and Social Development

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.

3. Gender Equality

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

New Caledonia is notable for its equality between the sexes.

See:

4. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

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:

Christian85.2%
Muslim2.8%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.6%
Folk Religion0.2%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated10.4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%8.

Links:

5. The Internet

Internet Users (2016)9
CountryValue
Higher is better
9
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
54Cyprus72%
55Russia71%
56Oman71%
57New Caledonia70%
58Macedonia69%
59Argentina69%
60Trinidad & Tobago69%
61Malaysia69%
q=201.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

Links:

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/new_caledonia.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

All #tags used on this page - click for more:

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Social Media

References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nc.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country accessed 2017 Mar 10.^

©2017. All rights reserved.