New Caledonia

SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of New Caledonia

New Caledonia has a special status of sui generis collectivity of France. It is located in the subregion of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific.

SHORT INFORMATION

Money & duty free for New Caledonia

French Pacific Franc (CPF). Notes are in denominations of XPF10,000, 5,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of XPF100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

New Caledonia — Festivals and Events

New Caledonia has many festivals that take place throughout the year. Besides the larger regional and national events, most villages will have special celebrations often related to food, harvest, sport, or religion.