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    New Caledonia Geography - 1991

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

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 2,254 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial 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: arable land NEGL%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 14%; forest and woodland 51%; other 35%

      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 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Caledonia Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Caledonia Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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