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New Caledonia Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











New Caledonia Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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

Geographic coordinates:
21 30 S, 165 30 E

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 18,575 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 18,275 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 300 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 156

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than New Jersey

Land boundaries:
0 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
2,254 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

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

Terrain:
coastal plains with interior mountains

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Mont Panie 1,628 m

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 10.4% arable land 0.4%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 9.8%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 45.9%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 43.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
100 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
cyclones, most frequent from November to March
volcanism: Matthew and Hunter Islands are historically active

Environment - current issues:
erosion caused by mining exploitation and forest fires

Geography - note:
consists of the main island of New Caledonia (one of the largest in the Pacific Ocean), the archipelago of Iles Loyaute, and numerous small, sparsely populated islands and atolls

NOTE: The information regarding New Caledonia on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Caledonia Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Caledonia Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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