New Caledonia Flag

New Caledonia flag
New Caledonia flag

New Caledonia, a French overseas territory, currently has two flags. Prior to 2010, the only flag used to represent New Caledonia was the French tricolor, a tricolor with three vertical stripes of blue (hoist side), white, and red, known colloquially as the French Tricolor or simply the Tricolor.

In July 2010, the New Caledonian Congress opted to fly the Kanak flag of the independence movement FLNKS alongside the French Tricolor. This judgment, which is not legally binding, sparked debate. Currently, the majority of New Caledonian communes display both flags, but not all, with the remainder just flying the French Tricolor.

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Country information

New Caledonia is an archipelago located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. It is an overseas territory of France, with a unique blend of French and Melanesian culture. The archipelago is made up of a main island, Grande Terre, and several smaller islands, and is known for its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and mountainous landscape.

The history of New Caledonia dates back thousands of years, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The archipelago was first explored by Europeans in the late 18th century, and was later annexed by France in the mid-19th century. Today, New Caledonia is a semi-autonomous territory of France, with a high degree of self-governance.

The economy of New Caledonia is largely based on the export of nickel and other minerals, as well as tourism. The country has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official language of New Caledonia is French, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of European, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences.

Independent No
Country codes NC, NCL (ISO 3166-1)
Official name New Caledonia
Official languages French
Religion /
Capital city Nouméa
Continent Oceania
Time zone UTC+11:00
Member of Pacific Community
Population 292,550 (2023)
Population density 16 per Km2 (40 people per mi2)
Urban Population 71.9 % of the population is urban (205,195 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) 502
Median age 33.6 years
Total area The total land area is 18,280 Km2 (7,058 sq. miles)
Highest point Mont Panié (1 628 m, 5 341 ft)
Lowest point Coral Sea
GDP per capita $ 37,159 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency CFP franc (₣, XPF)
Calling code +687
Internet TLD .nc (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page New Caledonia Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in New Caledonia

1 Noumea 93,060
2 Mont-Dore 24,680
3 Dumbea 19,346
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