New Caledonia (Capital: Nouméa)

  • French security forces are stepping up efforts to regain control of New Caledonia amid ongoing and deadly unrest.
  • New Caledonia is a French overseas collectivity with significant autonomy under the terms of the 1998 Nouméa Accord.
  • It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, about 900 miles (1,500 km) east of Australia.
  • Unlike many Pacific islands that are of relatively recent volcanic origin, New Caledonia is an ancient fragment of the Gondwana ....
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