National Symbols of New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a country in Australia/Oceania. It shares borders with the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, . The capital of New Caledonia is Nouméa.

The official language is French and the CFP franc is the currency of the New Caledonia. The domain is .nc and the country code is +687.

National day is celebrated on 11 Jan 2023. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and New Caledonia is no exception.

In New Caledonia, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many New Caledonian people. Kava is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of New Caledonia. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national New Caledonian symbol.

The current president of New Caledonia is Emmanuel Macron and Louis Mapou (Government President) is the Prime Minister.

In New Caledonia the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The New Caledonian national anthem was written by Chorale Melodia (French), Edouard Gulaan Wamedjo (Nengone) and composed by Chorale Melodia.

Country information

Former name(s) Grande Terre
Official name(s) New Caledonia
Alternative name(s) New Caledonia and Dependencies
Regional location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
Country name etymology British explorer James Cook was the first European to sight New Caledonia, on 4 September 1774, during his second voyage. He named it "New Caledonia", as the northeast of the island reminded him of Scotland.
Climate Tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid
Terrain Coastal plains with interior mountains
Population 271,960
Language(s) French
Religion Roman Catholicism, Protestant
Country code +687
Literacy rate 97.34%
Currency CFP franc
Capital city Nouméa
Domain(TLD) .nc
Ethnicity Melanesian, European, Wallisian, Futunian, Tahitian & Indonesian
Head of government President
Nationality New Caledonian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 18,576 km2 (7,172 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+11:00
Average elevation 814 m (2,671 ft)
Coastline 2,254 km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of New Caledonia

Flag map of New Caledonia

Motto of New Caledonia

Terre de parole, terre de partage-"Land of speech, land of sharing"

National animal of New Caledonia

The National animal of New Caledonia is The Kagu

National Animal of New Caledonia - The Kagu

National flower of New Caledonia

The National flower of New Caledonia is Kowhai Flower. Botanical name is Sophora.

National flower of New Caledonia - Kowhai Flower

National bird of New Caledonia

The National bird of New Caledonia is Kagu

National bird of New Caledonia - Kagu

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New Caledonia is a territory of France

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