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New Caledonia       LUcat Search catalogue MMS 9839445429002711

Scope note
Group of islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean that form part of Melanesia. Possessed by the French since 1853, the archipelago became a French overseas territory in 1946. In the referendum of 4 November 2018, New Caledonians voted against full independence, preferring to remain with France.

Broader terms
islands

Subject category
01.05 OCEANIA AND THE PACIFIC

Indexing history
Added 2019.



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