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    New Caledonia Geography - 1989

      Total area: 19,060 km2
      land area: 18,760 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Massachusetts

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 2,254 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      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: NEGL% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 14% meadows and pastures; 51% forest and woodland; 35% other

      Environment: typhoons most frequent from November to March

      Note: located 1,750 km east of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding New Caledonia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Caledonia Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Caledonia Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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