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  • New Caledonia History, Geography, & Culture Britannica

    06/10/2020· New Caledonia, French unique collectivity in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, about 900 miles (1,500 km) east of Australia. It includes the island of New Caledonia (the Grande Terre), where the capital, Noumea, is located; the Loyalty Islands; the Belep Islands; and the Ile des Pins. Learn more about New Caledonia here.

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  • french society rei created in new caledonia

    french society rei created in new caledonia. France's Development Plans for New Caledonia Cultural, New Caledonia, which has been a colony of France since 1853, is, along with casualties to the Kanak community, the French military and the white settlers. produced the third statute to be imposed upon the territory by France within theNew Caledonia votes in second independence, 4 Oct 2020

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  • Culture of New Caledonia history, people, clothing

    For the population of French origin, "New Caledonia is France." Slowly, through the experience of colonialism, the native population formed the idea of a separate nation. Before colonization by the French in 1853, linguistic and territorial divisions separated Melanesian groups. Social and racial discrimination practiced by whites commingled all Pacific blacks and then only those of New

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  • French Culture in New Caledonia Virtual Oceania

    The French living in New Caledonia enjoy water sports like windsurfing and swimming which is not suprising given the number of beaches and warm climate. Boating and fishing are also popular. Popular non-water sports include tennis and cycling. French Catholic missionaries have been in New Caledonia since 1843 and in 1864 to 1897, over 30,000 French convicts were transported to the main island

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  • New Caledonia profile BBC News

    A French overseas territory in the Pacific, New Caledonia has seen deep divisions between its indigenous Kanak population and Europeans, most notably over the thorny question of independence.

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  • History of New Caledonia Virtual Oceania

    History of New Caledonia. New Caledonia was named by the greatest explorer of the South Pacific, Captain James Cook. It reminded him of the Scottish highlands. Settled followed by both Britain and France with the main island becoming a French colony in 1853. People. Melanesians arrived in the New Caledonian archipelago about 1500 BCE. with Polynesians arriving around the 1100 AD. On the 4th of

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  • Learn French In New Caledonia New Caledonia Tourism

    For those looking to learn French in New Caledonia, there are plenty of great options to choose from, from simply taking the time to immerse yourself in the language by chatting with French speaking locals to taking part in a formal training course or tour. Over a thousand people intent on learning French, improving their fluency or working towards a grade or diploma visit New Caledonia each

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  • New Caledonia votes in second independence referendum

    04/10/2020· Voting started Sunday in the French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia in an independence referendum, with voters expected to reject breaking away

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  • French Pacific outpost decides on independence The

    03/10/2020· The French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes in a referendum on independence on Sunday, with voters expected to reject breaking away from France after almost 170 years despite rising

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  • France Minority Rights Group

    There are two Pacific island groups, New Caledonia and French Polynesia, which have the status of French ‘overseas countries’ granting them the highest degree of local autonomy within the French context. New Caledonia will hold a referendum in 2018 on whether to stay part of France or become independent. History. From the end of the

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  • Australia is part of a Black region; it should recognise

    25/10/2020· But in New Caledonia, the French territory of 290,000 people in the Melanesian island chain to Australia’s north-east, the road is running out after more than two decades of can-kicking.

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  • Kanak groups push to take over Vale's New Caledonia

    30/10/2020· The Kanak groups, made up of local chiefs and pro-independence politicians, insist that the nickel ore be processed in New Caledonia and not exported. The Trafigura bid reportedly provides for New Caledonia to have a 38 percent share. Vale's sale to New Century Resources of Australia failed last month after months of negotiations.

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  • ‘We’re taking it home': Activists on trial in France for

    30/09/2020· French officials condemned the direct action, which came after President Emmanuel Macron vowed shortly after his election in 2017 to review the status of African art in France.

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  • New Caledonia island, New Caledonia Britannica

    New Caledonia, French Nouvelle-Calédonie, largest island of the French overseas country of New Caledonia, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean 750 miles (1,200 km) east of Australia. Also known as Grande Terre (Mainland), it is approximately 250 miles (400 km) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide. From its coast, encircled by one of the world’s longest barrier reefs (second only to Australia’s

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  • Read Before You Leave New Caledonia Travel Insider

    A mix of French and local laws apply in New Caledonia. Drug offences, including the possession of even a small amount, can result in fines or imprisonment. Smart Traveller warns that while same-sex marriage is legal in New Caledonia, outside of Noumea much of New Caledonian society is not accepting of it. The language barrier. French is the official language of New Caledonia and more

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  • France's Macron brings back national service BBC News

    27/06/2018· The first phase is a mandatory one-month placement with a focus on civic culture, which the government says will "enable young people to create new relationships and develop their role in society".

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  • List of French monarchs Wikipedia

    The monarchs of the Kingdom of France and its predecessors (and successor monarchies) ruled from the establishment of the Kingdom of the Franks in 509 until the fall of the Second French Empire in 1870, with several interruptions. Between the period from King Charles the Bald in 843 to King Louis XVI in 1792, France had 45 kings. As well as the 7 undisputed Emperors and Kings after the French

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