New Caledonia
geographical name island SW Pacific SW of Vanuatu; with nearby islands, constitutes an overseas department of France capital Nouméa area 7367 square miles (19,081 square kilometers), population 183,100

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  • New Caledonia — • Vicariate apostolic in Oceania Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. New Caledonia     New Caledonia     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • New Caledonia — an island in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia, which is a ↑territory of France. Population: 204,863 (2001). Capital: Nouméa …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • New Caledonia — French island in the SW Pacific, east of Australia: with nearby islands an overseas territory of France: 7,172 sq mi (18,575 sq km); pop. 164,000; cap. Nouméa …   English World dictionary

  • New Caledonia — This article is about the overseas territory. For other uses, see New Caledonia (disambiguation). For other uses, see Caledonia. New Caledonia Nouvelle Calédonie …   Wikipedia

  • New Caledonia — /kal i doh nee euh, dohn yeuh/ 1. an island in the S Pacific, ab. 800 mi. (1290 km) E of Australia. 113,680; 6224 sq. mi. (16,120 sq. km). 2. an overseas territory of France comprising this island and other smaller islands: formerly a penal… …   Universalium

  • New Caledonia — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::New Caledonia <p></p> Background: <p></p> Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853.… …   The World Factbook

  • New Caledonia — Nouvelle Calédonie Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nouvelle Calédonie (homonymie). Nouvelle Calédonie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • New Caledonia — Nouvelle Calédonie Neukaledonien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • New Caledonia — noun /ˈnjuː ˌkæl.ɪˈdəʊ.ni.ə,ˈnjuː ˌkæl.əˈdəʊ.ni.ə,ˈnu ˌkæl.ɪˈdoʊ.ni.ə,ˈnu ˌkæl.əˈdoʊ.ni.ə/ a) Overseas territory of France in Oceania. Official name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies. b) A district of the west coast of British North… …   Wiktionary

  • New Caledonia — New Caledo′nia n. 1) geg an island in the S Pacific, ab. 800 mi. (1290 km) E of Australia. 127,885; 6224 sq. mi. (16,120 sq. km) 2) geg an overseas territory of France comprising this island and other smaller islands: formerly a penal colony. 187 …   From formal English to slang

  • New Caledonia — noun an island to the to the east of Australia and to the north of New Zealand • Derivationally related forms: ↑New Caledonian • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Melanesia …   Useful english dictionary

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