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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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With Tideworks we knew we were getting a comprehensive solution and great customer service, and they did not disappoint," said Mathieu Landrieu, GIE Noumea Port project manager.
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Author affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Noumea, New Caledonia
In the Kone and Pouembout valleys, almost 300 kilometres from Noumea along the west coast, European pastoralists began to establish a permanent foothold in 1871 when the first concessions were granted (Saussol 1979: 176-178).
Consideree dans sa dimension statutaire, elle choque ceux qui y voient une breche inacceptable dans les principes de l'Etat de droit, dans la mesure oo elle implique une restriction du corps electoral pour le scrutin d'autodetermination prevu entre 2014 et 2019 aux personnes ayant plus de dix ans de residence en Nouvelle-Caledonie a la date de la signature de l'accord de Noumea.
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Hong Kong airlines are to sell seats on France's high-speed SNCF trains, as well as French air services to Tahiti and Noumea, New Caledonia.
The political backdrop for the anti-immigrant violence is wrangling over the terms of the 1998 Noumea Accord, in which France promised to allow a referendum on independence within 15-20 years.
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