Loyalty Islands (redirected from Loyalty Islands Province)
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coral group (1989 pop. 17,900), S Pacific, a part of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia
. The group comprises three islands (Lifou, Maré, and Ouvéa) and many islets and has a total land area of c.800 sq mi (2,070 sq km). The chief exports are coconuts and copra.
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(Loyauté) a group of coral islands and reefs in the Pacific Ocean (Melanesia), 100 km east of the French possession of New Caledonia, of which it is part. Area, 2,072 sq km. Population, about 14,000 (1963). Coconuts are grown on the islands, and copra is exported.
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