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)

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


Font Foundries from New Caledonia

 · Ludovic Riffault

Typographic People from New Caledonia


Related Links

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