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New Caledonia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 218   Population 2000 (UN '000) 215
Area (km2) 18,837   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 52
Number of Administrative Units 7   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 31
Number of Urban Extents 3   Number of Settlement Points 10

New Caledonia Details

Continent Oceania
Country Name New Caledonia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Province
Level2 Type Island
Number of Units 7
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 31
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1996
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 168
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 192
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 218
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 171
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 193
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 215
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 18,837
Average Input Resolution (km) 52
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 10
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 83,525
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,692
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 15,587
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 3
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 221
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 4
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 81
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 244
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 144,388
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,666
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 51,010
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 153,030
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 71%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 78%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 9
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Roos, William. 1997. Recensement de la Population de la Nouvelle-Caledonie. INSEE Premiere, N? 506 - JANVIER 1997. National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), France.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Digital Chart of the World (DCW).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
New Caledonia Facts and Figures 2000, UN Statistical Library, hard copy
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Urban agglomeration of Noumea (in-cluding Dumbea, Mont-Dore and Paita) and other urban localities (Bourail, Kone, Koumac, La Foa, Poindime and Thio).
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The following units were aggregated to the island of Nouvelle Caledonie: Bouloupari, Bourail, Canala, Dumbea, Farino, Hienghene, Houailou, Kaala-Gomen, Kone, Koumac, La Foa, Moindou, Mont Dore, Ouegoa, Paita, Poindimie, Ponerihouen, Pouebo, Pouembout, Poum, Poya, Sarramea, Thio, Touho, Vou, Yate, Kouaoua. A separate polygon for Noumea was created using "split with line" in AV 3.2.