New Caledonia

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What does Anse Vata mean ?
Sandalwood Bay
What was Nouville called before ?
Ile Nou
What year the French took possession of NC ?
1853
What is the Araucaria Columnaris Pine named after ?
Araucania region in Chile
How many GI's passed approx. through NC during WWII ?
1.000.000
How many provinces exist in NC ?
3
Who was the Kanaks emblematic leader in the 1980' ?
Jean Marie Tjibaou
What name has NC most famous endemic bird ?
Kagu
Name the biggest of the Loyalty islands
Lifou
What was the nickname of Jacques Lafleur ?
Jacquot de Ouaco
What is the NC economy based on ?
Nickel
What is the girls name on top of the fountain on the main square in Nouméa ?
Celeste
Under which french name is the Humphead or Maori Wrasse fish known ?
Napoleon
Which Australian commando troop installed the Ouen Toro guns ?
Robin force
Who is the man shown as a statue at the end of Coconut Square ?
Gouvernor Olry
From which town in France have been the Maarist brothers sent out to NC ?
Lyon
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From wich family of trees is NC's endemic paper bark tree from ?
Niaouli
What is the culture called, involving the first people to arrive in NC ?
Lapita
Who was the Kanak chief leading the revolution 1878 ?
Ataï
Which brother became a martyr when killed in Balade region ?
Blaise Marmoiton
What means SPC ?
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
In what kind of hut is Noumeas Museum of WWII installed ?
Quonset
New Caledonia has the world's largest...... ?
Lagoon
What english name has NC famous water snake ?
Banded Sea Krait
Which is he most common Sea Turtle in New Caledonia ?
Green Sea Turtle
How far in km is the Amedée Lighthouse from Noumeas coast ?
24
Who was the commander in charge of the Americal Division ?
Alexander Patch
What forests play a center role in the ecosystem of NC's Lagoon ?
Mangroves
What species could kill you instantly on land in NC ?
French car drivers
What was Nouméa called till 1866 ?
Port de France
In Km2, how big is NC's Lagoon ?
24000 km2
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