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New Caledonia

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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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. 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:

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

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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.^

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