New Caledonia

Facts and stats about New Caledonia


Population. Ranked 182nd in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 44th in 2000.

Major language French (official), Melanesian and Polynesian dialects
Major religion Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Monetary unit Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
Head of state (French) President Francois Hollande, represented by a high commissioner
Alternative names Territoire des Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependances, Nouvelle-Caledonie, New Caledonia, Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies
Groups Hot countries, Island countries, Sparsely populated countries, World

New Caledonia Map

18,280 sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 146th in 2008.

Interesting observations about New Caledonia

  • New Caledonia ranked first for agricultural machinery > tractors per 100 hectares of arable land amongst Hot countries in 2003.
  • New Caledonia ranked second for spending > proportion globally in 1984.
  • New Caledonia ranked 6th last for population amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
  • New Caledonia has ranked in the top 2 for aid per capita > current US$ since 1977.