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New Caledonia is a little bit of France
in the South Pacific.
Map of The Pacific Islands, New Caledonia.
New Caledonia was given its Latin name for Scotland by the British
navigator James Cook, who sighted the island in 1774.
An overseas territory of France,
New Caledonia has a few dependencies of its own.
These are: the Loyalty Islands, east of New Caledonia; the Isle of
Pines, to the south-east; the Chesterfield Islands, to the west; and the Huon Islands, to
You could, if it's on your stop-over itinerary to Australia.
It's surprising how many people are content to soak up the
cosmopolitan atmosphere of the French-style cafe society in the capital, Noumea, without
looking around the rest of the island.
Visiting local villages and eating something new is what New Caledonia
is about; if you make the effort to tour the island.
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