New Caledonia Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in New Caledonia?

Geography - note:

consists of the main island of New Caledonia (one of the largest in the Pacific Ocean), the archipelago of Iles Loyaute, and numerous small, sparsely populated islands and atolls

Climate:

tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid

New Caledonia Use of Natural Resources

New Caledonia Environment

Climate:

tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid

Terrain:

coastal plains with interior mountains

Natural Resources:

nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper

Natural Hazards:

cyclones, most frequent from November to March

Irrigated Land:

39 Square Miles
100 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

erosion caused by mining exploitation and forest fires

New Caledonia Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 7,172 Square Miles
18,575 Square Kilometers
Land Area 7,056 Square Miles
18,275 Square Kilometers
Water Area 116 Square Miles
300 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 39 Square Miles
100 Square Kilometers
Coastline 1,401 Miles
2,254 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 21 30 S, 165 30 E
Terrain coastal plains with interior mountains
Highest Point 1,628 Meters
Highest Point Location Mont Panie 1,628 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper
Time Zone UTC+11 (16 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
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