Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
213679. Only 42% are Melanesian. Others are French, Indonesian and Vietnamese.
Lighthouse. The French shipped the lighthouse to Amedee Island by mistake, and since then it has been a must-see attraction. It is a tiring 247 steps to the top but it is worth it. There is also a famous aquarium, but it's in Noumea.
|What is NOT one of the names of the "Loyalty Islands"?||New Caledonia
Kone. The Loyalty Isalnds are a group of four upraised coral atolls off the east coast of New Caledonia, their landscape has not been altered much and they are covered in palm tees and magnificent caves and grottos.
1998. The New Caledonians voted "no" to become an independant nation. The next referendum won't be until 2014.
Noumea. Noumea is home to 40% of all New Caledonians and is situated right on the beach. It is a top tourist destination for mostly Australians and New Zealanders.
Nickel. The nickel boom in the 1960's helped New Caledonia grow very rapidly. New Caledonia also has 25% of the world's nickel reserves, most of which is traded with France and Japan.
A civil uprising. In 1984, the Kanaks didn't like being treated as a minority in their own country and boycotted the 1984 elections. Violence started to shake the country and a state of emergency was declared.
Kanaks. The Kanaks are thought to have migrated from South East Asia between 7000 and 5000 BC. The Mauis are from New Zealand and the Ramuas are made up. The Caldoches are "white New Caledonians" and mostly descend from French convicts.
|New Caledonia is an overseas territory of which country?||New Caledonia
France. Although discovered by British explorer James Cook in 1774, France made New Caledonia a "strategic military location" in 1853 and was made a French territory in 1956.