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New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 1,210 km (750 miles) east of Australia and 16,136 km (10,026 miles) east of Metropolitan France. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, and a few remote islets. The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. Locals refer to Grande Terre as Le Caillou ("the pebble"). [Wikipedia]