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New Caledonia, a French overseas territory, is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia covering an area of approximately 18,600 sq km and with 2,254 km of coastline. New Caledonia’s terrain is made up of coastal plains with interior mountains. The country is divided into three provinces (Province des Iles, Province Nord and Province Sud). Noumea is the capital, with a time difference of 11 hours ahead of GMT. The currency is the Pacific franc, and exports include nickel and prawns. The population of approximately 227,500 people has an ethnic mix including 44.1% Melanesian and 34.1% European. The primary languages are French, Melanesian and Polynesian dialects, and the predominant religions are Christianity and indigenous beliefs.