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Nouméa

(no͞omāä`), town (1992 est. pop. 75,000), chief port and capital of the French overseas territory of New CaledoniaNew Caledonia,
Fr. Nouvelle Calédonie, officially Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies, internally self-governing dependency of France (2014 pop. 268,767), land area 7,241 sq mi (18,760 sq km), South Pacific, c.700 mi (1,130 km) E of Australia.
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, on New Caledonia island, South Pacific. Local industry, dominated by the nearby Doniambo nickel smelter, include cementworks, foods and beverages, agricultural processing, and apparel production. It was the site of a U.S. airfield in World War II. Nouméa is the seat of the SPC (formerly the South Pacific Commission), an international body formed in 1947 to promote the economic and social welfare of Pacific island people. On the town's outskirts is the Tjibaou Cultural Center, designed by Renzo Piano. The town was a French penal colony from 1864 to 1897.

Nouméa

 

the capital of New Caledonia, a French possession. Population, 57,800 (1971). Nouméa is a port on the Pacific Ocean. The chief industry is the smelting of nickel, and nickel, iron ore, and copra are exported through the port.

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Address for correspondence: Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol, Unite de Recherche et d'Expertise-Dengue et autres Arboviroses, Institut Pasteur de Nouvelle-Caledonie, 9-11 Ave Paul Doumer, BP 61, 98845 Noumea, New Caledonia; email: mdupont@pasteur.
Localization/mobility and continuity/change polarizations are strategically condensed and enacted in everyday life and expressed by common sentences such as 'going (back) to the tribe' (aller a la tribu) meaning going back home, be it for a weekend or to wait for better times following the end of a labor contract in the mining sector or in Noumea.
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said it has formed a representative office in Noumea, the capital of French-governed New Caledonia.
On 27 June 1943, the unit left San Francisco for Noumea, New Caledonia, in the Southwest Pacific.
According to a Qantas spokesman, pilots landed the Boeing 747-400ER in Noumea for an unscheduled pitstop yesterday, after battling stronger than expected headwinds after leaving the US.
2] around the center of the tribe, surfaces areas, and all distances were automatically calculated using ArcGIS on a 50-m cell-size digital terrain model (MNT 50, Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Caledonie, Noumea, Nouvelle-Caledonie).
Noumea New Caledonia Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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