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New Caledonia


    • Affiliation:
      (overseas territory of France)

    • Location:
      Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

    • Map references:
      Oceania

    • Area:

        total area:
        19,060 sq km

        land area:
        18,760 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than New Jersey

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      2,254 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid

    • Terrain:
      coastal plains with interior mountains

    • Natural resources:
      nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        0%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        14%

        forest and woodland:
        51%

        other:
        35%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        typhoons most frequent from November to March

        international agreements:
        NA






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