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New Caledonia

Population: 204,863 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

Background: Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s seems...

Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF, No information)

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Font Foundries from New Caledonia

 · Ludovic Riffault

Typographic People from New Caledonia

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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: New Caledonia
 · Ethnologue: Languages of New Caledonia