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New Caledonia Number of islands: 1 main island (the Mainland about 400km long and 40km wide), the 4 Loyalty islands (Ouvea, Lifou, Tiga, Mare), the Isle of Pines, the Belep Archipelago, and numerous small islands
Capital: Noumea
Land Area: 18,575 km²
EEZ: 1.450.000 km²
Population: 249.000 (est. 31/12/2008)
Population density: 12.4 inhabitants/km²
GDP/inhabitant: 24.746 € (2008)
Climate: subtropical
Economic activities: Mining, Industry, Services, Tourism, Fishing and Aquaculture, Agriculture
Official language: French
Status: territorial collectivity with a specific status within the French State, OCT within the European Union