Travel Information for New Caledonia
Time zone:GMT +11 (New Caledonia standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:French
Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique francs (XPF)

1 = F119, $1 = F106, £1 = F142

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.ncInternational Dialling Code:    687

For help planning your trip to New Caledonia including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our New Caledonia trip planning page.

Further information on New Caledonia

Discover more about New Caledonia - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of new_caledonia

Total area: 19,060 sq km (485 sq km under water)

Coastline: 2,254 km (Pacific Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Mont Panie (1,628m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for New Caledonia from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

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Overall Ranking:    -

Other Data & Links

Status: Territory of France

Population: 267,840     Density: 14 people/sq km

Ethnic groups: Melanesian 44.1%, European 34.1%, Wallisian & Futunian 9%, Tahitian 2.6%, Indonesian 2.5%, Vietnamese 1.4%, Ni-Vanuatu 1.1%, other 5.2% (1996 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%

GDP (PPP): $9.28 billion       GDP per capita: $37,700

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.